Amazon Ranks Louisiana 5th in USA for Growth in Digital Entrepreneurs

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SEATTLE – Amazon has analyzed small and medium-sized businesses across the country, and determined that Louisiana ranks fifth among those with the fastest growth in digital entrepreneurs. Digital entrepreneurs are defined by Amazon as small and medium-sized businesses selling products in Amazon’s stores.

Louisiana saw a 49% growth in digital entrepreneurs from June 2019 to May 2020. This ranked fifth in the USA – only topped by Iowa, Washington, Alabama, and Virginia, respectively.

Amazon said it spent $15 billion last year on logistics, tools, services, programs, and people to help small and medium-sized businesses around the globe succeed in its online stores. As part of this investment, the company launched Amazon Small Business Academy to help small businesses in the U.S. harness the power of the internet to reach more customers, build their brands, and grow sales. Through a combination of free in-person seminar events, live webinars, and community college classes across the country, Amazon Small Business Academy hopes to help thousands of American entrepreneurs gain digital strategy and brand building skills to make their ambitions reality.

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