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Amazon's Effect On Arizona's Economy

Published: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:08pm
Updated: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:25pm
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An employee at an Amazon warehouse.

New research determined Amazon sold more than $44 billion worth of stuff in 2014. In Arizona, it sold approximately $783 million worth of goods.

The study from the group Civic Economics is called “Amazon and Empty Storefronts” and also shows Arizona and its cities missed out on approximately $20 million in sales taxes on things sold on Amazon. But, unlike many other states, Amazon’s presence led to more than 4,600 jobs gained in Arizona.

Kimber Lanning, founder and director of Local First Arizona, spoke about the study and what it means for Arizona

KJZZ reached out to Amazon, to get its take on the study and its results, but the company did not return calls and emails.

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