UPDATE: Amazon to build 2nd Kenosha distribution center

UPDATED Tuesday, December 17, 2013 ---- 2:56 p.m.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. plans to develop a second distribution center in Kenosha.

The $62 million project would add around 575 full- and part-time jobs.

Zohrab Khaligian of Kenosha's Community Development Department said Tuesday a development firm hired by the Seattle-based online retailer has filed a proposal with city officials.

Khaligian tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the 500,000-square-foot facility would be built in conjunction with a 1 million-square-foot distribution center approved in October by Kenosha's Common Council.

The first distribution and order fulfillment center has an estimated cost of more than $200 million. That center is expected to have around 1,100 jobs by 2015.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 --- 7:00 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Online retail giant Amazon.com plans to begin collecting sales taxes from Wisconsin residents this fall.

Department of Revenue spokeswoman Laurel Patrick says Amazon has told the state it will obtain a permit by Nov. 1 and then begin collecting sales taxes when it sells merchandise to Wisconsin residents.

Patrick tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/16A7zSF ) the plan to begin collecting sales taxes is tied to Amazon's proposed distribution center in Kenosha.

Seattle-based Amazon currently doesn't have a physical presence in Wisconsin, so it's not required to collect sales taxes from Wisconsin residents. Patrick says the distribution center changes that.

Kenosha officials say the goal is to open the facility in the fall of 2014. Mayor Keith Bosman says the facility will likely have more than 1,100 full-time employees.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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