Governor Seal - Mississippi

May 20, 2024

Amazon Web Services Breaks Ground on Largest Economic Development Project in Mississippi History

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the largest economic development project in Mississippi history. 

Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) planned $10 billion investment in Madison County is the single largest private sector investment in the state’s history, and will create at least 1,000 high-tech, high-paying jobs for Mississippians. Additionally, the investment will establish multiple data center complexes in two Madison County industrial parks.

“It’s hard to put into words just how important today is to the future of Mississippi,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “It’s truly a watershed moment in Mississippi economic development history, and I’m proud of the massive impact this project will have on our state. In recent years, we’ve seen multiple record-breaking private sector investments, we’ve reached historic new heights when it comes to education, and we’ve worked hard to train our workforce for the jobs of the next 50 years. This record-shattering investment from Amazon Web Services will continue to ignite further economic growth and drive our state forward. The future of Mississippi is bright, and the only day better than today is tomorrow.”

“We’re proud to begin our next century of service in Mississippi alongside AWS,” said Entergy Mississippi President & CEO Haley Fisackerly. “This historic moment gives us an opportunity to continue making investments in our infrastructure, while keeping energy rates affordable for all 459,000 of our Mississippi customers. From the beginning, AWS was clear that this project needed an electric utility partner that could scale quickly to meet their needs, and a state that could match their desire for speed-to-market. Mississippi has delivered on both. We look forward to driving local job growth, creating thriving communities and powering the prosperity of the region.”

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