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Amazon plans $11 billion investment in Indiana data centers

Amazon Indiana data center
Amazon is making a significant investment into Indiana data infrastructure.

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing division of Amazon is making the largest capital investment in Indiana’s history.

AWS intends to invest an estimated $11 billion to build new data centers in St. Joseph County in Indiana, creating at least 1,000 new jobs. This planned investment is part of what Amazon says is a long-term commitment to the state, which includes $21.5 billion since 2010. The e-tailer’s projects in Indiana have included enabling four solar farms and a wind farm, and it says its investments have created 26,000 full- and part-time jobs there.

Amazon will also contribute up to $7 million to support road infrastructure improvements being built by the state and local community surrounding the company’s planned development

In addition, the company will start a fund to support a curated set of STEAM awareness and learning opportunities for K-12 school systems and offer a range of educational programs and skills training initiatives in collaboration with local educational and workforce development institutions. This builds on an existing AWS commitment to provide free cloud computing skills training to 29 million people around the world by 2025. 

The new AWS data center commitment in Indiana is Amazon’s fifth big investment in its cloud-computing business in the past 15 months. In January 2024, the company said it will invest $10 billion to build two data center complexes in Madison County, Miss.

In July 2023, the company said it will invest $7.8 billion by 2030 to expand its data center operations in Ohio. In addition, in May 2023 Amazon said it would commit $12.7 billion to expand its cloud infrastructure in India by 2030, and in January 2023 said it will invest $35 billion by 2040 to expand data centers in Virginia. 

"AWS’s unwavering commitment to supporting our customers and helping drive digital transformation has been evident through our infrastructure investments across the United States,” said Roger Wehner, AWS director of economic development. “Building upon this, we are thrilled to be expanding our operations in Indiana through this planned $11 billion investment, which will create numerous well-paying job opportunities and tap into the state's burgeoning tech sector, while contributing significantly to the state's growing economy."

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