COLUMBIA — Legislators are trying to revive Amazon.com’s abandoned plans to build a distribution center in South Carolina and create 1,250 full-time jobs.
House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham said Thursday he will bring a sales tax break for the online retailer back up for debate on the House floor next week.
The vote would come three weeks after the House rejected the five-year sales tax exemption that Amazon sought to open the warehouse in Lexington County. The break was negotiated under former Gov. Mark Sanford but opposed by Gov. Nikki Haley and tea party activists.
Bingham says many legislators have asked him to try again. The Republican from Lexington County says some legislators who voted against the deal thought the Seattle-based company was bluffing.
Amazon abandoned plans hours after the vote.