The World's Premier Data Center Location

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Microsoft, Intuit, NTT Data, Oath:, 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

Electricity

Grant County Public Utility District owns and operates two, large scale hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. Learn More About Grant County’s Electric Utility

These two facilities produce an average of
MWs
of reliable, clean renewable energy each year
The average cost for industrial loads in Grant County is
cents per kWh

Fiber Optics

Grant County is covered by the largest names in network fiber and broadband infrastructure.

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. Contact GCEDC now for more information.

Logistics

Road

Interstate 90 links Grant County to 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.

Local Data Center Companies

  • Intuit
  • Microsoft
  • NTT Data
  • Oath:
  • Sabey
  • Server Farm Realty
  • Vantage

Workforce Training

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
  • Systems Administration
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Support Specialst
  • Web Development and Design
  • CISCO Networking Academy

Visit Big Bend Community College’s Computer Science Program

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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

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