(Johnstown, RI) -- Members of the Johnstown Town Council have officially approved a plan that'll allow the construction of an Amazon distribution center. The four-million-square foot facility is going to be located off Route Six near Interstate 295. To help lure Amazon to the area, the town offered the company a 20-year tax break. Amazon is set to spend 290-million-dollars to build the distribution center and hire 1,500 full-time workers to run it. The goal is for the facility to be open by 2023.
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