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Amazon office in New York City will create 2,000 jobs

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Amazon will expand its presence in New York City with the addition of a 359,000 square-foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West.

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This latest investment and expansion will create 2,000 new, high-paying jobs in finance, sales, marketing, and information technology.

To encourage Amazon's expansion in New York State, the company was offered up to $20 million in performance-based taxed credits through Empire State Development's Excelsior Jobs Program.

Amazon will invest $55 million to outfit the 359,000 square-foot office space at 5 Manhattan West using energy-efficient standards.

The expansion will create 2,000 new jobs in finance, sales, marketing, and information technology that will earn an average of $100,000 annually. Amazon will also retain over 1,800 jobs in New York State.

Amazon's new office at 5 Manhattan West joins several of Amazon's job-creating expansions in New York State.

Since 2012, Amazon has invested $9 million into an innovative Fashion Photography and Videography Studio in Brooklyn, creating over 50 direct jobs and supporting more than 300 jobs, with $2 million in performance-based tax credits offered through the Excelsior Jobs Program.

In 2014, Amazon established a 350,000 square foot administrative office at 7 West 34th Street, creating over 500 jobs with $5 million in tax credits offered Excelsior Jobs Program

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