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Amazon Expands Phoenix, Arizona, Tech Hub

Amazon will expand its tech hub in Phoenix, Arizona. The project is expected to create 550 jobs over the coming years.

The company has signed on to a 63,000-square-foot expansion at its existing offices at 100 S. Mill Avenue in Tempe. The additional new office space is expected to open for employees in late 2022. Amazon currently has more than 5,000 tech and corporate employees working at its Phoenix Tech Hub.

“Not only do Phoenix and Tempe have an incredible existing talent pipeline, but this is a place where people want to move to as well,” said Doug Welzel, site lead for Amazon’s Phoenix Tech Hub. “We’ve experienced amazing growth over the last few years, creating jobs and economic opportunity for the wider community. We’ve already created more than 5,000 corporate and tech jobs in the Phoenix area and we are excited to continue investing here,” he added.

According to company officials, the investment is part of a multi-city expansion across the country and company. Amazon plans to create 3,000 jobs across Austin, Chicago, and Phoenix over the next few years.

“We are proud of Amazon’s continued investments in Arizona and the more than 32,000 jobs they support,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “The latest expansion of Amazon’s Tech Hub in Tempe reflects our highly skilled and growing workforce as well as our premier attractiveness for technology and innovation.”

Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 32,000 full- and part-time jobs in Arizona and invested more than $16 billion across the state, including infrastructure from fulfillment centers, Whole Foods Market locations, and the Phoenix Tech Hub. These investments have contributed an additional $13 billion to the Arizona economy, the company said. Last year, the company announced it would create 500 jobs in the Phoenix area, with an investment also at 100 S. Mill Avenue.

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