Site Selection

Cloak & Dagger: Iowa’s Secret Courtship of Facebook


What goes on behind the scenes in winning a “codename” data center project? The Des Moines Register takes readers inside this previously secret site selection process in “How Iowa Landed Facebook,” which provides details of the state of Iowa’s courtship of “Project Catapult.” Read More

Guide to Data Center Tax Incentives

CBRE has put together an overview of incentive programs, and examples of how some states structure their programs. It includes a chart that outlines the type of incentives offered by 23 states that are competing for data center projects. Read More

Wyoming Eyed for $750 Million Data Center

Cheyenne, Wyoming is among the finalists for a $750 million data center for an unidentified company, which is rumored to be a financial institution. The company has reportedly narrowed its site search to three markets. Read More

Data Center Site Selection and Kickin' Dirt

When it comes to data center site locations, heat maps can narrow your search. But Michael Manos discusses the value of the site visit in sorting out where to build. What are the key questions that can help a site visit succeed? Read More