How Data Centers Drive Growth

How can the presence of a data center benefit a region’s businesses and economy?

In 2008, the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) identified Duluth, MN as possessing a critical combination of local demand and certain natural characteristics – such as a cool climate and geological stability – that made the city a strong candidate for a data center.

APEX and Involta worked together to drive employment and infrastructure investment through construction of an enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center. This case study shows how the construction of a data center attracted telecommunications investment and high-paid job opportunities, and positioned the area for technology-based business development and industry growth.

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