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Amazon May Create Software Center In Detroit

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A United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif., Thursday, June 30, 0211. On July 10, 2012, the Detroit Free Press reported the company may be trying to create a software development center in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
A United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif., Thursday, June 30, 0211. On July 10, 2012, the Detroit Free Press reported the company may be trying to create a software development center in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Amazon.com appears to be in the early stages of trying to create a software development center in Detroit, according to two job listings from the Internet retailer.

Having a high-tech Amazon presence in Detroit would be a huge boost for efforts to transform the long-battered city into a tech hub. It would also provide new ammunition for brick-and-mortar retailers in the state who have been pushing for sales taxes to be collected on online purchases made at Amazon and other Internet shopping sites.

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