Microsoft is building two new data centers in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Thanks to Cheyenne Leads, Microsoft will be adding two new data centers in Cheyenne and Wyoming.
The two locations will be state-of-the-art cloud computing facilities.
“Now with two additional facilities coming, not only do we reap the benefit of high-quality jobs, they’ll be another 100 to 200 technology positions open at these two facilities. But they’ll also be positions for electricians, for H-Vac, a lot of folks don’t realize that these data centers require highly skilled trades people to run and to operate,” said Betsey Hale, Chief Executive Officer, Cheyenne Leads.
The first facility will be built in the Cheyenne Business Parkway by the Christensen overpass. The second facility will be located south of Cheyenne along Highway 85, at the Bison Business Park.
With the current data center already built in the North-Range Business Park, Microsoft has invested over $1.5 Billion into the Cheyenne economy.
Cheyenne Leads anticipate the spin-off growth due to these new facilities, which will invigorate local businesses and housing.
Microsoft will also re-invest in the community by giving grants and other philanthropic works. This additional business will help diversify Wyoming’s economy.
“The opportunities that we’re having now with data centers and technology that it really helps us have a balance. That we’re not centric on just one industry whether that’s energy or agriculture. That we can have a portfolio of resources and jobs,” said Hale.
The second facility is currently under construction.
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