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New Amazon distribution center in Cecil County brings hope to corridor

New Amazon distribution center in Cecil County brings hope to corridor

The announcement that Amazon would open a new distribution center in Cecil County brought hopes that the warehouse could revive the Northeast Maryland Interstate 95 corridor as a distribution stronghold.

The 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center, to be built in a business park in North East near an existing Restoration Hardware warehouse, is expected to employ 700. The Maryland Commerce Department will loan Amazon $1.2 million for the project from the Maryland Economic Development Assistance and Authority Fund, while Cecil County's government approved a $120,000 conditional loan on Tuesday night.

Amazon said it will invest $90 million in the center.

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