Amazon Ranked No. 1 Investor in America
New study by
In 2020, PPI estimates
“We have a long track record of investing in the
“Amazon and the rest of the Investment Heroes are leading the way for what corporate investment in America should look like,” said
Amazon’s investments in the
Logistics infrastructure –
Amazonopened more than 150 delivery stations, fulfillment centers, and sortation centers in dozens of communities to allow for faster, easier, and more sustainable delivery for our customers.
Green infrastructure – In 2020 alone,
Amazoninvested in the development of more than 20 new solar and wind farms, creating the necessary infrastructure to meet our Climate Pledge commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
New physical retail options –
Amazonopened more than 45 AmazonFresh, AmazonGo, Amazon4-star, Amazon Books, Pop Up and Whole Foods Marketlocations in 2020, providing customers more options to shop for fresh groceries and nutritious meals, books, games, toys and more.
Tech Hubs and HQs expansions –
Amazonexpanded its Tech Hub locations in cities like Boston, Dallas, and Phoenix, and started construction of its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, where the company has already invested more than $450 million. In 2020, Amazonadded more than 2 million square feet of office space for the company’s growing tech and corporate workforce.
Testing for COVID-19 at
Amazonlabs and neighborhood health clinics – Amazonbuilt its own labs to test for COVID-19, and the facilities have already processed more than 1 million tests for Amazonemployees. The company also opened 17 neighborhood health centers in five cities across the U.S.to provide 115,000 employees and their families access to a primary care physician.
Advanced manufacturing –
Amazonbuilt a Robotics Innovation Hub in Westborough, Massachusetts, to grow its engineering, manufacturing, and test capabilities for AmazonRobotics and continued to invest in prototype manufacturing facilities in Redmond, Washingtonfor Project Kuiper, an Amazoninitiative that will launch a constellation of low earth orbit satellites to offer high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.
To read the full PPI report and learn more about their methodology, click here.