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Incentives for Delaware economic development projects up for discussion

State incentives for a new Amazon.com warehouse in Middletown and a hotel proposal at the Wilmington riverfront are up for consideration today. 

 

Amazon.com recently announced plans to build a facility in Middletown that could employ nearly 850 people by late 2012.  The online retail company has applied for a grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund of $3.472-million toward construction of the warehouse.  The proposal is being considered today by the Delaware Council on Development Finance.  The Council meets at the Smyrna Rest Area at 9:00 a.m.  Also, the state Infrastructure Investment Committee meets today to consider whether to contribute infrastructure funding for the Amazon.com project, as well as a proposed hotel on the Wilmington riverfront.  The panel will be in session today at 1:00 p.m. at the Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover.

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