Photo: Gov. Tate Reeves making the announcement of Amazon Web Services coming to Madison County. (Gov. Tate Reeves on X/Twitter)
After a second special legislative session in about as many weeks, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced that Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) is investing $10 billion to establish multiple data center complexes in two Madison County industrial parks. The project is a planned $10 billion corporate investment and will create at least 1,000 high-paying, high-tech jobs.
“Mississippi has done it again,” Reeves said after both Houses of the Legislature passed the state incentives for the projects. “This record-shattering $10 billion private sector investment will not only create 1,000 high-tech, high-paying jobs for Mississippians, but it will result in our state remaining at the forefront of innovation.”
This investment by AWS is the single largest capital investment in Mississippi history and four times the size of the previous largest economic development project, expected to come to Marshall County near Byhalia.
AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud. These data centers will enable customers of all sizes and across all industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, financial services, public sector, telecom, and more, to transform their businesses. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile and innovate faster. The new data centers will contain computer servers, data storage drives, networking equipment, and other forms of technology infrastructure used to power cloud computing.
“Since 2011, AWS has invested more than $108 billion in its infrastructure across the United States to support customers of all kinds, and across all industries, in their digital transformation,” said AWS Director of Economic Development Roger Wehner. “Building on this, we are excited to expand our operations into Mississippi through this planned $10 billion investment, which will tap into the burgeoning tech sector across the state to create new, well-paying jobs and boost the state’s Gross Domestic Product each year.”
Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority funds will be used to assist with infrastructure needs, workforce training and site development.