Insurer Plans $45M Michigan Data Center

Auto-Owners Insurance Group will build a $45 million data center near Lansing, Michigan.

Auto-Owners Insurance Group says it will put off plans to build a new headquarters building, and will instead focus its development efforts on a $45 million, 96,000-square-foot data center in Delta Township, Michigan (near Lansing), according to local media reports. Company officials said the data center is more of a priority than new corporate offices planned for 300 acres the insurer owns in nearby DeWitt Township. The new facility is expected to employ 80 workers. The Auto-Owners Insurance Group has more than 4.2 million personal, commercial and life policies issued by more than 5,900 independent agencies in 25 states.