Amazon.com released a report on how Amazon’s investments fuel job creation and economic growth in communities across the country. The report showcases the nearly $17B Amazon has spent in the Commonwealth from 2010 through 2020, including the creation of over 25,000 Pennsylvania jobs supporting 65 facilities, and the $16B GDP boost their analysis found was related to those investments.
PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr joined Amazon’s Pennsylvania Economic Development Manager, Maura Kennedy, in a press release announcing the findings. He noted, “Amazon has made substantial commitments to Pennsylvania, and we look forward to working with them, our members, and leading policymakers to continue to build upon these significant investments in our local communities.”
The report, produced by economists at Keystone Strategies, provided an analysis of Amazon’s 2020 U.S. investments in areas including infrastructure and compensation. In addition to the company’s investments and direct employment, Amazon’s investments have supported the creation of more than 39,000 indirect jobs across the state in supporting industries.