County Council advances tax abatements for Amazon Data Center

NOW: County Council advances tax abatements for Amazon Data Center

SAINT JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- On Tuesday night the Saint Joseph County Council advances tax abatements for the $11 billion Amazon Data Center coming to New Carlisle.

The council voted favorably on both the timeframe and area for where the tax abatement would cover.

The location stays the same as planned, the two parcels surrounding the GM Battery Plant in the county's Economic Revitalization Area, and the timeframe is for 50 years.

While construction has already started, the county claims it could take as much as even 20-30 years for the developers to fully finish building out the $11 billion project, adding 1,000 new jobs.

So, the abatement must last as long as the process of construction.

The current plan is to have up to nine buildings on both the northern and southern parts of the campus, with the first buildings taking shape in the coming months.

"We should see four buildings come out of the ground yet this year with other buildings coming out of the ground the first of next year," explains Bill Schalliol, Economic Development Director for Saint Joseph County. "So, a lot of construction in a very short period of time and we're very excited about the opportunity to see this project move forward."

The next step will be for the council to actually approve those terms of the tax abatement in their upcoming meeting, June 11th.

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