The Wyoming Business Council recently received accolades in the data center category from national site selection magazine Expansion Solutions. Chief Executive Officer for the WBC, Bob Jensen, said this shows that the Cowboy State is edging ahead as a leader in the nation's growing digital landscape.
Officials with Expansion Solutions said in a media release these awards recognize economic development organizations that have shown exceptional progress in the area of development - with respect to business recruitment and retention efforts related to data centers.
Following the lead of Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, who early on in his campaign stated his goal of recruiting data centers, technology has been a major focus statewide. The massive Microsoft data center, with a cost of roughly $112 million, is scheduled for construction next year.
Other in-state data centers are also thriving, including Sheridan's Ptolemy Data Systems, Echo Star, Green House Data and T3Media in Cheyenne and Mountain West Telephone in Casper, among others.
Additional awards will be listed in the magazine’s January 2013 issue.