AWS invests $11bn in Indiana data centres 


The investment, which is the largest of its kind in the state’s history, is expected to generate at least 1,000 new jobs

Amazon Web Services (AWS) revealed plans for an $11 billion investment in Indiana data centres.  

Amazon already has a significant presence in Indiana, where it currently employs 26,000 staff members and has invested $21.5 billion since 2010. 

In collaboration with Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, AWS will build new data centers in St. Joseph County, the specific details of which were not revealed.  

Additionally, AWS has pledged up to $7 million to support infrastructure improvements for the local community.  

Roger Wehner, AWS’s director of economic development, said that the investment will “tap into the state’s burgeoning tech sector, while contributing significantly to the state’s growing economy.” 

“This investment will include our continuing commitment to fostering workforce development and educational initiatives in areas where we operate,” he continued. 

AWS’s investment also includes the establishment of the AWS InCommunities St. Joseph County Community Fund, which will support various community initiatives with an initial contribution of $100,000. 

Amazon’s cloud computing arm is heavily investing in its home market in order to strongly compete in the AI and data centre field. In January, the company announced a $10 billion investment in a Mississippi data centre development, which is expected to be operational by 2027. 

In January last year, the company also announced a $35 billion data centre investment in Virgina by 2040, making it the largest capital investment by any company in the state’s history. Arlington, Virginia, is set to become company’s second headquarters, known as HQ2, eventually employing 25,000 people. 

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