Amazon Web Services plans to invest $10 billion, creating 1,000 jobs to establish data center complexes in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 25, 2024) Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) is investing $10 billion to establish multiple data center complexes in two Madison County industrial parks. The project is a planned $10 billion corporate investment and will create at least 1,000 high-paying, high-tech jobs.

This investment by AWS is the single largest capital investment in Mississippi history and four times the size of the previous largest economic development project.

AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud. These data centers will enable customers of all sizes and across all industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, financial services, public sector, telecom, and more, to transform their businesses. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile and innovate faster. The new data centers will contain computer servers, data storage drives, networking equipment,and other forms of technology infrastructure used to power cloud computing.  

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

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“Mississippi has done it again. This record-shattering $10 billion private sector investment will not only create 1,000 high-tech, high-paying jobs for Mississippians, but it will result in our state remaining at the forefront of innovation. Mississippi is building a business climate that is ripe for further growth, especially in the technology sector. On top of that, we’re doing what it takes to prepare our workforce to take on these high-paying jobs of the future. There really is something special happening here in Mississippi, and the world is noticing.” Gov. Tate Reeves

“MDA is proud to have been instrumental in the successful culmination of this transformative $10 billion project. 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.”MDA Executive Director Bill Cork

Since 2011, AWS has invested more than $108 billion in its infrastructure across the United States to support customers of all kinds, and across all industries, in their digital transformation. 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.”Roger Wehner, AWS Director of Economic Development

“We’re excited to welcome AWS to 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.”Haley Fisackerly, President and CEO of Entergy Mississippi

“Today’s announcement is one for celebration and recognition of the tremendous economic momentum in Mississippi. Governor Reeves and his team have charted a course to growing opportunity for the people of this state, and this project will allow more Mississippians to thrive in the most cutting-edge jobs anywhere on this planet. We can’t wait to do our part to help make that a reality.”AccelerateMS Executive Director Ryan Miller

About Mississippi Development Authority

Mississippi Development Authority is the states lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDAs website at mississippi.org.

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