Governor announces $11 billion Amazon Web Services center in New Carlisle

Tony Webster

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. -- Amazon plans to invest $11 billion to build a data center campus in New Carlisle, bringing around 1,000 new jobs to the area.

According to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, this is the largest capital investment in the state's history.

“Indiana’s long-term economic strategy is paying dividends for Hoosiers as we cultivate the growth of critical sectors like technology infrastructure,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Amazon has long been an important economic partner in Indiana, and we are excited to welcome AWS. This significant investment solidifies Indiana’s leadership position in the economy of the future and will undoubtedly have a positive ripple effect on the town of New Carlisle, the north central region and the state of Indiana for years to come.”

According to a press release from Governor Holcomb, New Carlisle was chosen as the site for the center due to business-friendly environment, abundance of infrastructure resources, availability of skilled labor and growing technology, and semiconductor sectors.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) committed an investment in AWS in the form of data center sales tax exemptions for eligible capital investments over a 50-year term. The IEDC also committed an investment of up to $18.3 million in the form of headcount-based tax credits, up to $5 million in training grants, up to $55 million in Hoosier Business Investment tax credits, and up to $20 million in redevelopment tax credits.

The incentives outlined above are performance-based, and the company is eligible to claim state benefits once investments are made. AWS will also contribute up to $7 million to road infrastructure improvements near the development on State Road 2.

On top of the new center, Amazon has invested $21.5 billion in Indiana since 2010. 

You can get more information on the development through Amazon's announcement for the center on their website. 

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