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AWS Unveils $7.8B Investment to Expand Data Center Operations in Ohio

Central Ohio is eyed to accommodate an estimated $7.8 billion project by Amazon‘s (Nasdaq: AMZN) cloud computing business to broaden its data center operations in the state.

The new campuses will expand Amazon Web Services‘ cloud computing capability by hosting additional servers, data storage drives, networking equipment and other related technology infrastructure, according to a post on Gov. Mike DeWine’s website Monday.

Hundreds of local job opportunities are also expected to stem from the multiyear investment running through 2030. The number is in addition to almost a thousand employees the company hired across the state in 2022.

“[AWS looks] to reinforce our long-term commitment to the State of Ohio with plans to expand and invest…. [and to] deliver new workforce development and educational programs that support the next generation of talent by emphasizing collaborative, long-term public and private partnerships across the state,” said Roger Wehner, director of economic development at AWS.

Locations for the new data centers will be announced at a later date.

AWS’ investment in Ohio was announced nearly half a year after it unveiled a similar data center expansion plan in Virginia as part of a $35 billion investment.

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