Amazon has acquired a large plot of land outside Atlanta, Georgia.
BizJournal reports Amazon Data Services Inc. paid $36 million to acquire 430 acres of land along the I-20 across three deals in Covington, some 40 miles east of Atlanta.
A spokesperson for Amazon Web Services (AWS) confirmed the purchase to BJ but did not disclose what the company is planning.
No formal plans have been submitted yet, but the data services unit is usually the vehicle through which Amazon buys land for data centers.
“We are constantly evaluating new locations based on customer demand,” the spokesperson said.
"If Amazon is choosing to come to Covington, we look forward to working with them in the future," said Serra Hall, executive director of the Newton County Industrial Development Authority.
Covington, in Newton County, is already home to Meta’s Georgia data center campus. The social media firm broke ground on the site in 2018.
The acquired land was previously earmarked for a 4 million sq ft industrial warehouse and manufacturing park by Newton Land Investments.
AWS doesn’t have a cloud region in Georgia but has a number of Edge locations – including CloudFront locations, a Local Zone, and a Wavelength Zone – in Atlanta.