Honeywell has unveiled plans to build a 60,800 square foot data center near New Castle, Delaware. The company, which makes Prestone anti-freeze and many other industrial products, will invest $26 million in the center, which will employ about 100 workers. Honeywell is consolidating its IT operations from 400 locations down to two, and chose Delaware for its East Coast facility because it isn’t usually vulnerable to hurricanes, tornados or earthquakes.
Those factors, plus Delaware’s business-friendly environment, have helped the state become a growing force in the data center economy. Delaware is now home to 37 corporate data centers employing more than 2,000 workers, according to the Delaware Economic Development Office.