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Amazon sorting center coming to Oklahoma City

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Posted at 8:33 AM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 09:33:30-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Internet retailer Amazon has confirmed that it's building a sorting center in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoman reports that work is underway on the $3 million, 300,000-square-foot facility.

Amazon spokeswoman Ashley Robinson says customers in Oklahoma should notice improved delivery times once the center opens. She says the company hopes to have the center open before the holiday season.

The company has not yet started hiring employees to operate the center.

State and local officials wanted the center because Amazon would be required to collect sales taxes on orders placed by Oklahoma residents once a facility was located in the state.

Officials announced earlier this year that a tax agreement had been reached with Amazon, and the collections began March 1.

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