Apple to Build New Data Center in Reno, Could Create $1B Economic Impact in Nevada
June 27, 2012 8:00 PM
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Assuming all goes well, Apple hopes to start the construction process in August and complete the data center by the end of 2012
Apple is looking to take its cloud computing efforts to Reno, Nevada, where it plans to build a
new data center
The new data center, which would be built at the Reno Technology Park, would be used as a storage facility for Apple's cloud computing system.
If approved, the data center would open up approximately 500 construction jobs. Once completed, about 230 direct jobs and 90 indirect jobs would become available. Apple predicts that the data center would create a $1 billion economic impact in the region over a 10-year period.
"We hope to build Apple's next data center in Reno to support Apple's iTunes Store, App Store and incredibly popular iCloud services," said Apple. "If approved, this project would expand our presence in Nevada and create hundreds of construction jobs over the next year, plus permanent jobs at the data center which will add to our existing total of nearly 400 employees in the state."
The Washoe County School Board and the Reno City Council must both approve of the deal before Apple can move forward. The Reno City Council is expected to meet on the issue tonight.
"The Washoe County Board of Commissioners recognizes that, as a leader in the global economy, Apple has many choices worldwide for where they can locate and invest hundreds of millions of dollars, and the Board is extremely proud to endorse this project and be in the running to partner with them on such a prestigious economic development project," said Bob Larkin, Washoe County chairman.
"Having Apple in our community would put us on the global economic development map for other related industries. This proposed high speed data center could bring hundreds of much needed construction jobs to our area in the coming months. In addition, Apple promises the investment of $1 billion dollars in our region over the next 10 years. The agreement to move forward with this project represents a watershed moment for our region's economic future."
Assuming all goes well, Apple hopes to start the construction process in August and complete the data center by the end of 2012.
Apple currently has three data centers in the U.S., located in
Maiden, North Carolina
, Newark, California, and one currently being built in Prineville, Oregon.
The tech giant announced that it plans to power its Maiden data center with
100 percent renewable energy
this year, and will do the same with the other two by early 2013. This was likely a response to the poor renewable energy scores for iCloud computing that Apple
received from Greenpeace
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Watch Sam talk about Apple-Gate at Reno city council meeting.
6/29/2012 7:32:15 PM
Then all heck broke loose.
Is "Apple-Gate" coming to Reno?
His words are self-explanatory.
I doubt that Sam will be on Apple's Xmas list.
Here is what Sam wrote in the Reno "newspaper":
IT'S NOT "TRICKLE" UP.
THIS TIME IT'S A FLOOD OF CORPORATE WELFARE TAXES
BEING GIVEN TO THE RICHEST COMPANY IN THE WORLD.
THE RGJ proved its cowardice in refusing to report the erudite
and scathing words that Reno's Sam Dehne spoke against this
monolithic and embarrassing swindle... at the Reno meeting today.
Who is smarter? Apple or.. Reno city council?
You get one guess.
Sam said in plain sophisticated English that he is not against
people having jobs, but:
1. Apple will effectively be taking your taxes (the taxes Apple
is NOT going to have to pay) and using your taxes to
pay these bloated salaries.
2. Apple will take the taxes that moms and pops have
to pay and use those taxes to drive the competition out
Shame on Apple.. as if ... (read more at YT)
"We basically took a look at this situation and said, this is bullshit." -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng's take on patent troll Soverain
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