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Amazon’s expansion plan in New York includes a new 359,000-square-foot office in Manhattan.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Amazon add an administrative office at 5 Manhattan West, a 16-story building with 1.7 million square feet of space. The new location will enable Amazon to create 2,000 new jobs in four departments: finance, information technology, marketing and sales.
Amazon opened a 350,000-square-foot administrative office at 7 West 34th Street in 2014. The company created more than 500 jobs and received $5 million in tax credits to open the new facility.
Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it would open its first fulfillment center in New York. The 855,000-square-foot facility will be located in the Global Logistics Park on Staten Island.
The center, which helps Amazon fulfill orders and ship products ordered by customers, will create 2,250 full-time jobs. Like other projects, it will be supported by tax credits. Empire State Development has pledged to provide up to $18 million in incentives linked to job creation goals.
Amazon’s expansion in New York is part of its goal to create 100,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. by mid-2018. Paul Kotas, senior vice president of worldwide advertising for Amazon, said the company is on pace to achieve that goal.
“We’re excited to expand our presence in New York — we have always found great talent here,” Kotas said.