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Amazon to build new centers in Lebanon, Murfreesboro

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Online retailer Amazon is looking at sites in Rutherford and Wilson Counties to build its new distribution centers.

The Nashville Business Journal reports Amazon plans to build a million-square-foot "sort" facility off Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro.

That facility would bring as many as 1,200 jobs.

Amazon would build another center near its existing temporary facility off Interstate 840 in Lebanon.

This smaller facility would house Amazon's non-sorting operations and could create 450 jobs.

The journal reports Amazon officials are in town for negotiations and plans could be finalized as early as next week.

The information comes a day after Gov. Bill Haslam that he had reached a deal with Amazon.com for the online retailer to begin collecting Tennessee sales tax in 2014 and add about 2,000 full-time jobs at two new distribution centers.

Seattle-based Amazon says it will invest $350 million in Tennessee over the next three years. 

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