New Amazon facility in Illinois to bring 1,000 jobs to state

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Amazon Inc. says it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next year in a move that would create 1,000 jobs.

The company made the announcement about the $75 million project on Tuesday. The jobs figure would be reached by 2017.

Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president for global public policy, said Illinois has an “excellent workforce” and that the company is “excited” to find the right locations in the state, break ground and start hiring.

Seattle-based Amazon is the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer.

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