Amazon plans $11 bn investment in Indiana for data centers

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading cloud service provider, will invest $11 billion in Indiana to build data centers, promising at least 1,000 jobs.
AWS event for CIOsAmazon already employs 26,000 full- and part-time staff in Indiana.

Amazon Web Services will build new facilities in St Joseph County in north-central Indiana and house computer equipment used to power cloud computing and generative artificial intelligence. Amazon did not specify how many data centers would be established.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp (IEDC) will offer Amazon Web Services data center sales tax exemptions for eligible capital investments over a 50-year term.

The IEDC has also agreed to offer some performance-based incentives, including up to $18.3 million in headcount-based tax credits, up to $5 million in training grants and up to $55 million in Hoosier Business Investment tax credits.

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