State Sen. Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) has offered his support for Amazon to open a distribution warehouse in Stoughton.
Earlier this month, Stoughton officials approved a Tax Increment Financing agreement that would allow Amazon to locate a major distribution center in a building at 1,000 Technology Center Dr. that was previously used as a Reebok distribution facility and has since been vacant for several years.
As part of the proposal, Amazon would employ about 125 full-time employees with an average annual income of $45,000 each. The TIF, meanwhile, reportedly allows for a reduced personal property tax rate for the first 10 years of the warehouse’s operations.
Late last week, Joyce, whose district includes Stoughton, congratulated the Stoughton Board of Selectmen and Chair TJ Recupero, as well as Town Manager Michael Hartman and state economic development officials for facilitating the proposal to open the distribution center by the end of November.
“Stoughton town officials did an outstanding job working with state economic development officials in making the case that Stoughton would be the best place for Amazon to continue its growth,” Joyce said in a statement. “As a result, the town will see vacant real estate inhabited and quality jobs created in the community.”