Yahoo With Colorful Sky

Yahoo! Project

Updated April 2014

NAICS: 518200 - Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Current Employment: 50
Estimated Annual Payroll: $3,482,000

SOC Occupation % of Industry Average Yearly Salary
 43-4051 Customer Service Representatives
8.93% $33,780
 15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts
6.98% $86,110
 15-1132 Software Developers, Applications
6.68% $92,770
 15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists
5.97% $47,650
 41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
4.32% $78,130
 43-9021 Data Entry Keyers
3.98% $28,190
 15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
3.73% $80,120
 15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software
3.30% $99,460
 15-1131 Computer Programmers
2.85% $76,420
 11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers
2.69% $138,980

Project Summary

Yahoo! first contacted the Grant County EDC in late 2004 as it was beginning to search for a location for its first company owned and operated data center. After looking at sites across the USA, Yahoo! purchased 50 acres from the Port of Quincy and broke ground on August 2, 2006.

Just over a year later on December 3, 2007 Yahoo! held a ribbon cutting ceremony that signified that the 180,000 square foot data center was operational.

In 2010, after the passage of legislation that waived sales tax on server equipment in data centers, Yahoo! broke ground on its second phase. The new data center utilizes Yahoo's! now famous "chicken coop" design, and is more energy and water efficient than the first data center.

Phase 2 is on track to be completed in 2011.