Amazon will expand its tech hub in Austin, creating 800 cloud computing, engineering and research jobs in the state capital.
Along with Dallas, Austin is one of Amazon’s 17 tech hubs around the country that build cutting-edge new products and services for the online giant’s customers. After nixing its plans in February to put an HQ2 in New York City, the Seattle-based company said it wouldn’t start a new search but instead would look to expand its existing tech hubs.
Since 2011, Amazon has invested $7 billion in Texas, creating more than 22,000 jobs and adding infrastructure along the way.
“With today’s announcement and continued investment in the technology sector, Texas will continue to chart a path toward greater economic prosperity,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.