Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to invest $10 billion in Mississippi, building two new data centers, marking the company’s continued investment in the states.
Previously, Amazon has spent $2.3 billion in the state building five fulfillment and sortation centers, four delivery stations, five solar farms, a wind farm, and a Whole Foods Market location for its other business areas.
Moreover, AWS has invested $108 billion in infrastructure across the US, making this $10 billion investment a significant one for the company and Mississippi.
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The chosen area for the investment will be industrial parks in Madison County, an area just north of the state’s capital, Jackson.
According to the announcement, the cloud computing company will “establish multiple data center complexes in two Madison County industrial parks.”
Besides adding around 1,000 jobs as a result of the new data centers, AWS expects to create nearly 300 jobs during peak construction as well as bring in “tens of millions of dollars” in tax revenue to the county.
Besides the arrival of more data storage areas, Amazon has committed to improving STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) awareness and supported educational establishments in other areas, including workshops and training resources.
The news comes just days after AWS announced plans to invest $15 billion in Japan between now and 2027 in a bid to improve infrastructure as the company and the country prepare for surging AI demand. Last year, AWS also revealed a $12.7 billion investment in India.
Amazon has not shared any information about its data center project in Mississippi, however with the industry under intense scrutiny, it’s reasonable to expect that the project will contain sustainable measures to reduce energy and water consumption.
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