Amazon has invested £1.4 billion in Yorkshire since 2010

Today, Amazon has launched its first ever detailed view of regional investment across the UK. The Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub shows that the company has invested more than £1.4 billion in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2010.

The Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub provides new regional data – broken down by NUTS-1 and NUTS-2 statistical regions – on the jobs Amazon creates, the independent small business selling partners the company supports, and the economic activity sparked through Amazon’s investments.

By clicking on Yorkshire on the interactive map, you will also be able to see a break-down of Amazon’s investments locally and across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Here are some key stats:

  •  Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.4 billion in Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • This investment also creates a ripple effect through the economy as the firms that supply goods and services to Amazon expand and associated household spending increases. Keystone, an independent economics consultancy estimates, that Amazon’s investments led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £1.5 billion to the region’s GDP since 2010.
  • To date, Amazon has created more than 2,500 full and part-time jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • More than 440 people have completed Amazon’s employability skills training programme.
  • More than 60 apprentices have qualified from the Amazon Apprenticeship programme since 2010 across the region.
  • In Yorkshire and the Humber, Amazon has more than 4,600 small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon as independent selling partners.
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded more than £190 million of export sales in 2020.
  •  Amazon delivered more than 310,000 free, healthy breakfasts to children from low income families across Yorkshire and the Humber in 2020, by partnering with Magic Breakfast

“Amazon is passionate about creating jobs, empowering SMEs and supporting the communities where we live and work. Our new Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub shows our on-going commitment and contribution to Yorkshire and the Humber at a local level for the first time,” said John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager, Amazon.

“The region has been a fantastic home for us for many years and we are excited by the opportunity to continue to invest, invent and have a positive impact in the local community.”

More details about Amazon’s economic impact in the UK can be found here

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