Sometimes, having a major data center built in a region can catapult an area to the forefront of the industry. Such a circumstance could be emerging in Prineville, Oregon, the site of Facebook's highly publicized new data center.
Currently, city officials are involved in talks with two other companies they are trying to bring to the region, the Bend Bulletin reports. If these negotiations are successful, there could be an influx of server racks, power supplies and other data center equipment coming into the area.
Steve Forrester, city manager of Prineville, told the news source city officials are close to reaching deals with at least two companies working on new data centers, but he would not identify the organizations until the deals were finalized. Currently, talks are far enough along that the new data center projects have been given codenames – "Project Cambell" and "Cloud."
Building a major new data center can define a region's economy. Soon, Fall River, Massachusetts, will play host to a new data center being built over the city's old industrial economic facade. The Granite Block Global Data Center company is close to completing a new facility that is built in an old factory in the town, the Herald News reports.