Amazon invests £1.4bn in Yorkshire in the last decade

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E-commerce giant Amazon has launched its first ever detailed view of regional investment across the UK.

The business says its Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub shows it has invested more than £1.4bn in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2010.

The report 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.

Amazon says its investment in Yorkshire and Humber led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £1.5bn to the region’s GDP since 2010.

To date, Amazon adds that it has created more than 2,500 full and part-time jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Also, more than 440 people have completed the company’s employability skills training programme.

More than 60 apprentices have qualified from the business’s Apprenticeship programme since 2010 across the region.

In Yorkshire and the Humber, Amazon has at least 4,600 small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon as independent selling partners.

It says small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded more than £190m of export sales in 2020.

John Boumphrey, UK Country manager at Amazon, said: “We are passionate about creating jobs, empowering SMEs and supporting the communities where we live and work.

“Our new Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub shows our ongoing commitment and contribution to Yorkshire and the Humber at a local level for the first time.

“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.”