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San Luis Obispo increases its tech footprint with potential Amazon Prime expansion

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Online retailer Amazon.com is looking to expand its work base in San Luis Obispo according to a recent announcement.

  The local headquarters are home to Amazon Prime. The service allows users to stream video and music, and offers deals on shipping and access. 

Management announced the expansion at an event held by the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC). Mike Manchak is the President and CEO of the EVC.

He said they're excited to work with the company because it will diversify local industry.

"Everyone knows Amazon. It's a household name and it is in San Luis Obispo providing many excellent engineering jobs, computer programming jobs," said Manchak. "It has long term prospects."

Manchak said the move will help put San Luis Obispo on the map relative to the tech community.