Virginia House panel backs Amazon incentive bill

The Virginia House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) incentives bill, moving forward legislation that gets the online giant one step closer to $550 million worth of workforce grants for creating 25,000 full-time jobs in Arlington County.

The panel's approval of the Major Headquarters Workforce Grant Fund came after the Senate on Monday approved the bill 35-5.

Amazon late last year selected Arlington for half of its second headquarters.…

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