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$4.5 million Fidelis Care expansion in Getzville receives tax breaks

A $4.5 million project that promises to create 70 jobs at Fidelis Care's large Getzville data center will receive $245,220 in tax breaks from the Amherst Industrial Development Agency.

The agency's board of directors voted 5-1 Friday to provide $213,520 in sales tax breaks, $18,000 in mortgage recording tax breaks and $13,700 in property tax breaks, IDA records show.

The health insurer, now part of Centene Corp., has 1,420 employees in 480 and 490 CrossPoint Parkway at Uniland Development Co.'s CrossPoint Business Park.

Uniland plans to build a 6-acre parking lot with 600 spaces, boosting the insurer's total number of parking spaces at CrossPoint to 1,400.

Uniland applied for the tax breaks on behalf of Centene, arguing the health insurer has options for where to place the new employees and incentives would ensure they're added here.

Fidelis Care may move a department to 105 CrossPoint, creating space for the 70 employees in its existing buildings. Work would begin in June and finish by August.

70 new jobs at Fidelis Care in Amherst hinge on tax breaks

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