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Amazon Web Services is investing $11 billion to build a new data center in Indiana



New Carlisle, Indiana – The greatest projected capital investment in the history of the state, $11 billion, is what Gov. Eric Holcomb said on Thursday regarding Amazon Web Services plans to build a new data center campus in northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County.

At least 1,000 new jobs are anticipated to be created for Indiana residents by the new data center facility, which will be situated in New Carlisle.

The commencement date of the center’s construction and the employment period for Amazon Web Services (AWS) were not specified in the press release.

“Indiana’s long-term economic strategy is paying dividends for Hoosiers as we cultivate the growth of critical sectors like technology infrastructure,” Holcomb said in a release. “Amazon has long been an important economic partner in Indiana, and we are excited to welcome AWS. This significant investment solidifies Indiana’s leadership position in the economy of the future, and will undoubtedly have a positive ripple effect on the town of New Carlisle, the north-central region, and the state of Indiana for years to come.”

According to a release, the center would include computer servers, data storage devices, networking hardware, and other technological infrastructure utilized to support generative artificial intelligence and cloud computing capabilities.

For qualified capital investments made over 50 years, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) would grant sales tax exemptions for Amazon Web Services. In addition, IEDC pledged to invest up to $18.3 million if Amazon Web Services hired a predetermined number of workers; up to $5 million in training grants; up to $55 million in Hoosier Business Investment tax credits; and up to $20 million in redevelopment tax credits.

Up to $7 million will be provided by Amazon Web Services to fund the upgrading of the State Road 2 road infrastructure around the company’s proposed development.



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