Washington, DC Announces New Tech Hub
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by Kyle Peschler
2d ago
On July 10, Capital Factory, in partnership with the City of Washington, DC, launched STATION DC, a tech hub designed to foster collaboration between innovators and policymakers in the heart of the nation’s capital. STATION DC will provide a place for frontier tech leaders from around the country to gather and engage with federal, regional, and local decision makers in preparing for coming disruptions. Union Market District will serve as host for a year-round calendar of programming designed to accelerate the development of frontier technology in the national interest, including quarterly summ ..read more
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Texas: Broad Reach
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by BF Staff
1M ago
By Anne Cosgrove From the May / June 2024 Issue   Fueled by 55 Fortune 500 companies, a skilled and diverse workforce of more than 15 million, and thousands of businesses large, small, and in-between, the Texas economy continues to grow and diversify. In 2023, Texas attracted investments from a variety of industries, including electric vehicles, semiconductors, corporate headquarters, and data centers—activity that has continued in 2024. The state’s largest industries, by revenue, in 2023 were: gasoline & petroleum wholesaling ($298.1 billion); oil drilling & gas extraction and pe ..read more
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Data Center Moves: Solutions To The Relocation Maze
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by BF Staff
1M ago
By Kieran Brennan There are few facilities operation decisions that can have a greater impact on a business than the relocation of its data center infrastructure. Developing a strategy and effectively managing the many crucial steps of your data center move will be paramount for success. Despite the increasing (and impressive) lifespan of data center technology today, the technology landscape is ever evolving and requires a vigilant approach to managing infrastructure, which means some companies may need to  relocate their data centers. Advantages Of Data Center Moves A company might call ..read more
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Elon Musk’s xAI Plans To Locate Supercomputer In Memphis, TN
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by Anne Cosgrove
1M ago
Pending approval, xAI’s Gigafactory of Compute — the world’s largest supercomputer — would be located in Memphis, Tennessee. Representing the city’s largest capital investment by a new-to-market company in Memphis history, the company would occupy a former manufacturing facility. Approval is pending by the Memphis Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE), Tennessee Valley Authority, and governing authorities. The Greater Memphis Chamber’s economic development team, led by Chief Economic Development Officer Gwyn Fisher and Vice President of Global Business Development, Troy Parke ..read more
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Microsoft Investing $3.3B For AI Data Center In Mount Pleasant, WI
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by Kyle Peschler
2M ago
Governor Tony Evers welcomed President Joe Biden back to Wisconsin and joined Microsoft officials to celebrate Microsoft’s investment of $3.3 billion between now and the end of 2026 to expand its national cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure capacity through the development of a state-of-the-art data center campus in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. The project is expected to bring 2,000 union construction jobs to the area by the end of this year, as well as provide long-term employment opportunities over the next several years. Microsoft is also announcing the establishment of a lo ..read more
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Daikin Applied Will Build Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Plant In Mexico
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by BF Staff
2M ago
Commercial and industrial HVAC manufacturer Daikin Applied will invest $121 million to build a new energy-efficient manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico. In partnership with its subsidiary Alliance Air Products — a San Diego-based custom air-handling equipment designer and manufacturer — Daikin Applied is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to support sustainable data center growth across North America. The 460,000-square-foot facility will create more than 1,150 new jobs in the northwest region of Mexico. Construction of the facility is expected to be complete by spring 2025 with pr ..read more
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Meta Investing $800M For Montgomery, AL Data Center Campus
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by Anne Cosgrove
2M ago
Montgomery, Alabama will be the site of a new Meta AI-optimized data center, which increase the company’s existing investment in the state — a data center campus currently operates in Huntsville. The Montgomery data center, reflecting Meta’s latest design, will be 715,000 square feet and it will be the company’s 24th data hub and the 20th in the United States. Expected to go online at the end of 2026, the facility will be LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. It will be supported by 100% renewable energy and reach net zero emissions. Aerial view of planned Meta data center in ..read more
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Amazon Makes Largest Investment Announcement In Indiana History
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by BF Staff
3M ago
Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest $11 billion to build a data center campus in north central Indiana and create at least 1,000 new jobs. Announced today, the planned investment marks the largest capital investment announcement in Indiana’s history. AWS’s new data centers will contain computer servers, data storage drives, networking equipment, and other forms of technology infrastructure used to power cloud computing capabilities, and generative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Indiana is well-suited for data processing due to its business-friendly environment, abundance of i ..read more
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$600M Joint Venture Will Bring First xScale Data Center To U.S.
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by BF Staff
3M ago
A$600 million joint venture between Equinix, Inc. and PGIM Real Estate will bring the first xScale data center to the U.S. Located in the Silicon Valley region of California, the two-story facility — dubbed SV12x — is expected to provide more than 28 megawatts (MW) of power capacity at full build out. SV12x is located at Equinix’s Great Oaks data center campus in San Jose, CA alongside four existing Equinix International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data centers. The first phase of the facility is scheduled to be completed in Q2 2024. Equinix SV12x International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in San ..read more
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Business, Civic Leaders Build On Illinois’ Momentum
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by BF Staff
3M ago
By Kari Williams From the March/April 2024 Issue   Incentive programs helped draw nearly $5 billion in private investments to the state of Illinois in 2023, according to Intersect Illinois. “From the makers of Pop Tarts to a leading vehicle battery maker, companies are choosing to be in Illinois, and our collaborative group of business and civic leaders are building on this momentum,” said Intersect Illinois Chairman John Atkinson. “Illinois offers competitive incentives and abundant support, along with the assets companies need to thrive, including leading infrastructure, unmatched ..read more
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