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New Jobs On The Way: Amazon Expands Investment In Ohio Featured

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest $7.8 billion dollars by the end of 2029,  to expand data center operations in Central Ohio, which, according to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, is the second-largest single private sector company investment in Ohio history.

The new data centers will contain computer servers, data storage drives, networking equipment, and other forms of technology infrastructure used to power cloud computing.

Exactly where they will be located has not yet been determined, and DeWine says numerous locations are under consideration.

DeWine notes that Amazon is already one of the largest private-sector employers in the state, and that the company's continued growth "further cements Ohio as the heart of our nation's technology and innovation".

AWS launched its first data centers in the Midwest in 2016, and currently operates data center campuses in Franklin and Licking counties.

According to JP Nauseef, President and CEO of JobsOhio, this new investment will create 230 direct jobs, and an estimated 1,000 support jobs.

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