The World's Premier Data Center Location
Microsoft, Yahoo!, Intuit, Dell, Sabey, Vantage, and Server Farm Realty all call Grant County home. With a combined total of over 1.5 million square feet, these data center operations enjoy a diverse fiber optic network, reliable electric supply at the lowest costs in the nation, and a climate that allows for air economizers.
Data Center Assets
Grant County Public Utility District owns and operates two, large scale hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. These two facilities produce an average of 1,018 megawatts of reliable, clean renewable energy each year. The average cost for industrial loads in Grant County is 2.88 cents per kWh.
Learn More About Grant County’s Electric Utility
Grant County is covered by the largest names in network fiber and broadband infrastructure including Zayo Group, Level 3 Network, NTI, Verizon, CenuryLink, and NOANET.
Sites for Development
Grant County has thousands of acres of industrial zoned land that is ready for development.
Road Interstate 90 links Grant County Seattle on the West and to
Chicago and Boston on the east. U.S. Highway 2 is the other major east/west transportation
route and State Highway 17 is the main north/south transportation route.
Rail Both Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and the Columbia
Basin Railroad (CBRC) provide rail to Grant County.
Trucking Grant County is serviced by 5 common carriers. 4 of the
carriers have local terminals and 1 carrier offers inter-modal services.
Learn More About Grant County Logistics
Local Data Center Companies
With input from technology giants like Yahoo!, Big Bend Community College has revamped its computer science program to meet the needs of the area’s growing data center cluster. Degrees and certificates are offered for:
- Computer Science & Computer Engineering
Visit Big Bend Community College’s Computer Science Program
- Information technology and Administration Management
Data Center Incentives
Owners of data centers with a combined square footage of at least 100,000 square feet and tenants of the owner of an eligible data center receive an exemption of the 7.9% sales and use tax for purchases of eligible server equipment and power infrastructure including the labor and services to install it. Learn More About Data Center Incentives