The World's Premier Data Center Location
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
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
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.
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.
Both Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and the Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRC) provide rail to Grant County.
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
- NTT Data
- Server Farm Realty
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
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.