Tech Giant Amazon Unveils $10 Billion Plan for Data Centers in Mississippi
Amazon drops a $10 billion bomb on Mississippi. Yep, you read that right — $10 billion!
“It’s the single largest investment in our state’s history,” beamed Gov. Tate Reeves on Thursday. He ain’t kidding. This thing is 4 times bigger than anything we’ve ever seen here before!
So what’s the tech giant spending all this moolah on? Two new ginormous data centers in Madison County, just outside the state capital.
You might remember Amazon already has five warehouses, four delivery stations, some solar and wind farms, and even a Whole Foods in Mississippi. But this new project will create 1,000 high-paying tech jobs, starting at $66,000 a year! Cha-ching!
And get this — those data centers won’t just help Amazon. The company wants to boost all kinds of STEM education across Mississippi too. We’re talking programs in 74 schools so far, with plans to team up with community colleges and universities on specialized training. The goal is to prep locals for tech careers and get ’em ready to work on those data centers. Sweet!
Oh, and the jobs aren’t just in tech. Amazon has already created 300 construction gigs to build a new wind farm providing energy to power those data centers. Pretty cool how it all connects.
No wonder Gov. Reeves called this a “massive win” for Mississippi. Our lawmakers just approved $215 million to improve local roads and infrastructure too. Can’t have shoddy sewage pipes around Amazon’s shiny new data empire now can we?
Bottom line — it’s a great day to be in Mississippi. With a bold new investment creating jobs, boosting schools, and transforming the local economy, the future is looking bright around here! Just call us the Magnolia Silicon Valley.