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Northern Nevada positioned to attract many more data centers



As the state continues to build its economic development action plan, northern Nevada is seeing evidence that the focus is on track for our region. Logistics has always played a large part in our growth, but it is now obvious that the characteristics of the high dessert climate, the cost of living and doing business in Nevada and our lifestyle are well suited for particular segments of the high-tech industry.

“The recent announcement that Apple plans to build a data center in our region certainly validates that northern Nevada is an excellent location for that industry,” says Lance Gilman, developer and exclusive real estate broker for the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. “We have been talking to that industry for years, and often times it just takes one major firm to pull the trigger and it opens the floodgates. Apple is a real home run for northern Nevada and what I believe is the first of many firms who will expand or relocate their data center operations to our now proven region.”

TRI is nine miles east of Reno on I-80 and just southeast of the designated Apple site. Over the past 10 years there has been an investment of over $100 million in infrastructure with parcels fully prepped with utilities including water, waste, power, gas and telecomm connectivity to mainline trunks in the I-80 corridor. With 100 lane miles of paved roads and 30,000 developable acres, TRI is ready to respond to any data center need from power to location to connection.

“The Brookings report was right on with their identification of business IT ecosystems being a real opportunity for Nevada,” added Gilman.  “Not only has TRI seen an explosion of new ecommerce fulfillment centers, but we are banking on the data center industry and its potential for our region.”

About Tahoe Reno Industrial Center
The 107,000-acre Tahoe Reno Industrial Center is located nine miles east of Reno on Interstate 80. Situated in Storey County, the most pro-growth and business-friendly county in Nevada, TRI has 30,000 developable acres zoned for nearly all types of industrial and commercial uses including data center. Infrastructure in place includes over 100 lane-miles of paved road, an abundance of water available from a huge underground aquifer, dependable electrical service from five power-generating plants and an oversized sewer system. Companies like Walmart, Toys R Us, PetSmart, Pittsburg Paint Group and Tire Rack are located in the park along with many other distribution, manufacturing, recycling and tech-service firms.  For more information contact Len Gilman at [email protected] or 775.343.1135.

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