Iowa competing with Nebraska again for data center


July 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa is apparently vying with Nebraska for another multi-million dollar data center. The Omaha World Herald reports officials south of Omaha in Sarpy County, Nebraska will apply for 200-million dollars in state incentives for the center known as “Project Oasis.” Iowa’s Economic Development director has already said she would like to land Project Oasis after the state beat out Nebraska for a nearly one-BILLION dollar center in Altoona known as “Project Catapult.”

Google has invested or plans to invest one-and-a-half-BILLION dollars in its center in Council Bluffs and Microsoft is spending 677-million dollars on a data center in West Des Moines. The company behind Project Oasis has not been identified.

(Radio Iowa)