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Amazon Web Services to invest $11B to create new Indiana data center

Amazon to invest $11 billion in data center in Indiana

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. (WISH) — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced on Thursday that Amazon Web Services plans to invest $11 billion — the largest planned capital investment in the state’s history — to create a new data center campus in St. Joseph County in northern Indiana.

The new data center campus will be located in New Carlisle, and was expected to provide at least 1,000 new jobs to Hoosiers.

A news release did not say when construction on the center will begin or when Amazon Web Services (AWS) will start hiring.

“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.” 

The center will contain computer servers, data storage drives, networking equipment, and other forms of technology infrastructure used to power cloud computing capabilities and generative artificial intelligence technologies, according to a release.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) will offer Amazon Web Services sales-tax exemptions for eligible capital investments over 50 years. IEDC also committed an investment of up to $18.3 million if Amazon Web Services hired an agreed-upon number of employees; 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.

Amazon Web Services will contribute up to $7 million to support road infrastructure improvements along State Road 2 surrounding the company’s planned development.