Apple Is Building Another $1 Billion Data Supercenter In Reno, Nevada

Apple Is Building Another $1 Billion Data Supercenter In Reno, Nevada

Apple is preparing to build another billion dollar data supercenter like the one powering its iCloud in North Carolina. This time, though, it’ll be built right outside of Reno, Nevada. Let’s hope that doesn’t prove to be the biggest little mistake Apple’s ever made.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Apple has proposed investing up to $1 billion over the next ten years to build a new supercenter and associated facilities in Reno.

Today, the Washoe County Board of Commissioners is considering abatements for Apple’s planned data center in the Reno Technology Park, located east of Sparks along Interstate 80.

Mike Folks, an Apple spokesman, said the company planning for the project to become operational later this year.

“We’re looking at a 30-year relationship,” Folks told commissioners.

Apparently, the entire project — which Apple seems to be calling Project Jonathan, possibly after design guru Jony Ive? — will generate nearly 600 construction jobs, as well as 41 full-time and 200 contractor positions opening.

  • joewaylo

    What a perfect idea! Put the data center underneath, put a casino on top. That way, their Apple employees don’t have to go far. Press the Lobby button and place their bets on the roulette table.

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