DC Blox is going on an expansion spree as it outlines an expansion plan for its Greenville, Birmingham, South Carolina, and Alabama data centers. According to DC Blox, the data center in Greenville will see another data hall added to it. The company’s Birmingham facility will also deploy its l...
Winston-Salem has had some success landing major data centers.
In 2005, Lowe's Cos. Inc. opened a $100 million data center in the Madison Park office complex with 25 employees. It received about $3.8 million in local and state incentives. Last August, Lowe's added a 90,000-square-foot building there, but no new jobs.
In 2007, the Clearing House Payments Co. opened a $22 million data center in Winston-Salem with 80 local workers. The company is eligible for nearly $900,000 in local and state incentives.
Wells Fargo & Co. has about 1,000 employees in technology and operations in the West End data center. Data Chambers LLC, recently bought by North State Communications, has 120,000 square feet of data-center and disaster-recovery space. (Source: Journal Now)
Winston-Salem Greensboro has low electric costs that average between 5 and 6 cents a kWh.
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