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Cloud Computing Contributed $214 Billion to U.S. GDP in 2017

March 05, 2019 / Frank Konkel

The report, which attempts to measure the macroeconomic impacts of cloud computing, compiles economic and cloud data through 2002 when some of today’s cloud titans—Amazon Web Services, Google and Rackspace—were still in their infancy. Those companies and others related to the growing cloud industry added 2.15 million jobs to the U.S. economy in 2017, according to the report.