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Amazon Pumps $7.8 Billion into Ohio Cloud Computing Expansion

Amazon sets its sights on Ohio, as it pledges to invest $7.8 billion into its cloud computing expansion by 2030.

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Massive Investment Fuels Ohio's Tech Infrastructure

Amazon's cloud computing arm has unveiled plans to inject $7.8 billion into its Ohio operations by 2030, aiming to significantly boost its data center capacity in the region, according to a statement released on Monday.

Meeting Rising Demand for Cloud Services

The e-commerce behemoth, already having invested a staggering $6.3 billion in the state since 2015, has been steadily ramping up its expenditure to cope with the escalating demand for cloud services from both corporate entities and governmental bodies.

Job Creation and Local Business Support

This fresh influx of investment is projected to generate hundreds of new jobs while bolstering thousands more at local businesses. This is expected to be achieved through the construction, operations, and maintenance activities on-site at the various Amazon Web Services facilities.

Nationwide Data Center Expansion

Earlier this year, Amazon announced its plans to dedicate another $35 billion to expand its data centers in Virginia by 2040, signaling a nationwide push to solidify its position in the cloud computing landscape.

Amazon's Global Investment Strategy

On a global scale, Amazon has its eyes on India, with plans to pour in 1.06 trillion rupees (approximately $12.7 billion) by the end of the decade, reinforcing the company's commitment to scaling its cloud computing capabilities worldwide.