UT: Amazon Web Services to Expand in Utah, Creating 300 Jobs
20 Nov, 2019
The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) are pleased to announce Amazon Web Services, Inc. will expand its operations in Utah, creating 300 new jobs over the next 10 years.
“We are excited Amazon Web Services has decided to expand in Utah,” said Val Hale, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. “This expansion will bring high-paying, advanced manufacturing jobs to the state and we look forward to the opportunities it will bring.”
Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments. One of these services is Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, which allows users to have a virtual cluster of computers through the internet. Amazon Web Services is implemented throughout the world at server farms.
“These are high-wage, high-tech jobs that will have a significant multiplier effect on our economy. And it’s gratifying for the state to be selected by a company with the means to put this facility anywhere in the world,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “It is a great validation of our quality talent and pro-business environment.”
The GOED Board has approved a post-performance tax rebate not to exceed $2,499,519.
Mike Flynn, chief operating officer, led Project Magnum for EDCUtah.
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