Wilson Welcomes 2,000 Full-Time Jobs to the Midlands

Jun 8, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the sales tax legislation allowing online retailer Amazon to create 2,000 jobs in the Midlands became law at midnight this morning: 


“I would like to commend the job creation efforts of the South Carolina Legislature in conjunction with local government leaders, the local business community, and the citizens of the Midlands. Amazon can now move forward in creating over 2,000 full-time jobs in the Midlands.

“Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be provided a personal tour of the Amazon site in Lexington County. I appreciate Lexington County Councilmen Bill Banning and Johnny Jeffcoat for arranging this visit. With plans to span over 1 million square feet, I was able to appreciate the $125 million investment firsthand. The facility will be a welcomed addition to the state of South Carolina.”