Ohio Data Center Project Moved By AWS

Amazon Web Services will be moving its $1.1 billion Ohio data center project. Originally, the Amazon facilities were going to be located in three different cities near Columbus: Hillard, Dublin and Orange Township. The project was expected to create 120 jobs with an average pay of $80,000 per year.

Now, however, instead of Orange Township, Amazon has put in an application with New Albany, Ohio, which is about 15 miles northeast of Columbus. The company may have decided to move to New Albany because of tax incentives passed unanimously by the city council there in an effort to become more appealing. Twenty-five jobs will likely be created and $300 million invested at the new Ohio data center, which will be a 150,000 square-foot facility built on 68 acres.

Speculation exists as to why Amazon decided against Orange Township, but the company isn't commenting.

AWS is one of the largest providers of remote computing services in the world. Most of the company's facilities consist of northern Virginia data centers, but there are AWS facilities in 11 global geographical regions.

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