Data centers expand in Oregon

Data centers expand in Oregon

Facebook is building a second data center in Prineville, and Apple plans one nearby.

Oregon's data center industry is flourishing this spring, with government assistance. The Bonneville Power Administration has accelerated plans to upgrade Central Oregon's power supply, while the state Legislature voted last month to guarantee the industry's lucrative tax breaks. 
Data centers arrived in Oregon in 2006, when Google built its first major data facility in The Dalles. Activity took off last year, when Facebook opened its first company-owned server farm in Prineville and Amazon opened a long-awaited data center near Boardman. 
Economic development officials say more than a dozen other Oregon communities, most in rural areas, are now courting server farms.


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