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Amazon Web Services plans to invest $35 billion in Virginia data centers
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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Friday that Amazon Web Services plan to invest $35 billion in new data centers in the state by 2040, resulting in the largest economic investment in the commonwealth's history.
The legislature still has to approve millions of dollars in incentives, but a news release from the governor's office stated General Assembly leaders in both parties are supportive of the pending deal.
According to the Associated Press, if approved, Amazon would receive incentives from a new Mega Data Center Incentive Program and a grant of up to $140 million for workforce development site improvements and other costs.
In a tweet, Youngkin said the investment is expected to generate more than 1,000 jobs across the state, significantly less than the 25,000 job openings that came with Amazon's decision to build a second headquarters in Arlington County in 2018.
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