Work for another data center is all set to begin in the Sarpy County located east of Nebraska. The identity of the company that’s building the project is still being kept secret; for now, the project is being called as “Project Wizard”.
The sheer size of the data center is set to rival the data center developed by Facebook near Nebraska 50. Papillion Mayor David Black said the huge size of 275-acre development site points to high profile investment in the region. Soon a 200 strong workforce could be working in the main shift through 24-hours and 365 days of operation. The number is all set to increase as the data center capacity increase and different projects are undertaken.
The number of data centers in the region is growing with investments from Travelers, Yahoo, Fidelity Investment and LightEdge Solutions. A recent question was being raised during the Papillion Planning Board approval process about the saturation with a number of data centers.
Data centers usually require a lot of land and power there is also a fixed number of people working in the data center. With the manufacturing industry, the jobs created are greater in number compared to the data centers.
Mayor David Black has defended the project “Too much concentration of any type of industry can be a problem but looking at the current development of data centers, we are certain that it would benefit the community living nearby through construction business. The revenue generated from property tax will also benefit the schools particularly.”