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Groundbreaking Ceremony to Expand Road Near Amazon Facility in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A ceremony is planned to mark the beginning of expansion for a road to serve a new Amazon Distribution Center near Spokane.

Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony will draw regional dignitaries to a site that is expected to attract new businesses in addition to the Amazon center and its 1,500 jobs.

KREM-TV reports that Geiger Boulevard near the Spokane airport received a $16 million federal grant, along with $28 million in other funding, to expand the road and lay water and sewer lines.

County leaders say the improvements would support more than 3,000 new jobs and 1,300 new residents.

Information from: KREM-TV,

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