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Catalyst for growth
How Amazon’s urban campus revitalized a Seattle neighborhood, and created more than 240,000 indirect jobs in the region thanks to its investments. Continue Reading
Amazon in the Puget Sound
Amazon is proud to be a significant investor and job creator for people of all backgrounds and skill levels in the Puget Sound region. We currently employ more than 55,000 people across our facilities in the area—including our corporate offices in Seattle and Bellevue, fulfillment centers in Kent, Sumner, and Dupont, our air hub at SeaTac airport, Project Kuiper’s R&D facility in Redmond, and more than 15 Amazon and Whole Foods physical stores.

In 2010, we moved to our first building in Seattle’s South Lake Union, making the conscious decision to build an urban campus in the city’s downtown and helping to transform an entire neighborhood. Since then, we have created more than 50,000 direct jobs and invested over $4.5 billion in Seattle alone—and we estimate that these investments have contributed to the creation of an additional 244,000 jobs on top of our direct hires. In 2017, we opened our first office in Bellevue and we plan to continue to grow in this city to diversify our presence and positive impact in the region—creating over 15,000 new jobs in the next few years.

Bringing additional jobs to Bellevue

Amazon announces plans to add 10,000 more jobs and donates $1 million to help Eastside families in need.

New shelter on Amazon's campus is "saving grace" for Mary’s Place

Mary's Place Family Center—opened at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak—is already saving lives and changing the game for family shelter set-up.

The super-efficient heat source hidden below Amazon's Seattle headquarters

Thanks to a collaboration across city agencies, engineers, a “carrier hotel” and others, an Amazon building is heated by recycling excess energy from a neighboring data center.

Amazon building Project Kuiper R&D headquarters in Redmond, WA

Satellite research, development, and prototype manufacturing facility to open next year.

4 new ways Amazon is supporting our Seattle neighbors

We're supporting the local community with what we call "Right Now Needs," which includes increasing access to food, shelter, and basic goods for children and their families, as well as inspiring and educating kids to try computer science and coding.

Seven jobs shaping Seattle

Meet the local workforce behind Amazon's building boom.

The Spheres blossom in Seattle

It’s official, the Spheres are open. See inside via 360 photo.

Experience to build on

Former Amazonians create hundreds of Seattle-area jobs by starting new companies.
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Amazon is making big changes to protect the planet.
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