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Economic report reveals Amazon invested £1.5 billion in Essex

02 Nov Economic report reveals Amazon invested £1.5 billion in Essex

Amazon has launched its latest analysis of the company’s regional investment across the UK. The 2022 Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub shows that the company has invested more than £1.5 billion in Essex 2010.

The Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub provides regional data on jobs created by Amazon locally, the number of regional independent small businesses supported by the company, the level of economic activity driven by Amazon’s investments and the export sales recorded last year by small businesses in Essex selling on Amazon.

This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £1.6 billion to the region’s GDP since 2010.

To date, Amazon has created around 10,000 full and part-time jobs in the East of England. More than 800 people in the East of England have completed Amazon’s employability skills training programme since 2010.

“Amazon is a proud member of the community in the Essex, investing over £1.5 billion in the region since 2010 to support local businesses, create jobs and make a positive contribution to the regional economy,” said Ruzanna Sargsyan, General Manager at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury. “We help more than 2,500 small businesses across Essex sell on Amazon and reach customers around the world, and we also continue to support community organisations across the region through donations and volunteering. Recently, we have donated to a range of good causes including Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund and Autism Anglia, while working with Magic Breakfast to deliver healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools.”