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Amazon-AWS Plans Madison County, Mississippi, Data Center Operations

Amazon-AWS plans to establish data center operations in Madison County, Mississippi. The $10 billion project is expected to create approximately 1,000 jobs.

The two new facilities will feature computer servers, data storage drives, networking equipment, and other forms of technology infrastructure used to power cloud computing.

“Since 2011, AWS has invested more than $108 billion in its infrastructure across the U.S. to support customers of all kinds, and across all industries, in their digital transformation,” said Roger Wehner, AWS director of economic development. “Building on this, we are excited to expand our operations into Mississippi through this planned $10 billion investment, which will tap into the burgeoning tech sector across the state to create new, well-paying jobs and boost the state’s Gross Domestic Product each year. We look forward to delivering new workforce development opportunities and educational programs that support the next generation of talent across the Magnolia State.”

Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority funds will be used to assist with infrastructure needs, workforce training and site development.

“MDA is proud to have been instrumental in the successful culmination of this transformative $10 billion project,” noted Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Executive Director Bill Cork. “This monumental win underscores Mississippi’s attractiveness for major investments and signifies a boost to our economic landscape. The high-quality, good-paying employment opportunities AWS is bringing to Madison County exemplifies our commitment to creating a stronger Mississippi and advancing the overall well-being of our communities. MDA is excited about the numerous positive impacts AWS will have on the state’s growth and prosperity, and we thank the AWS team for its well-placed confidence in our business climate and workforce.”

Amazon has invested $2.3 billion in Mississippi since 2010, including infrastructure and compensation to our employees.

“We’re excited to welcome AWS to Mississippi,” added Haley Fisackerly, President and CEO of Entergy Mississippi. “This project demonstrates that our state has the robust infrastructure, business-friendly environment and available talent supply needed for a high-tech industry to thrive. It also demonstrates that our company is providing the affordable, reliable and diverse power necessary to help our state recruit new industry. From construction through operation, it will create jobs, lead to ancillary business expansion and help our communities grow. We were proud to partner with the Mississippi Development Authority, the Governor’s Office, the Madison County Economic Development Authority and state leaders to bring this transformative opportunity to our state.”

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