The world’s most valuable company has approached Northern Nevada’s city of Reno local and state officials since early 2012 to build a new datacenter in a district known as Reno Technology Park. With sales of iPhone, iPad, and other gadgets continue to be strong, more customers rely on cloud computing service, therefore, Apple needs more datacenters to house files, photos, documents, music, and others.
After a lengthy negotiation, Apple decided to start building a new datacenter near downtown Reno, east of Sparks. The project will cost about $1 billion over the next 10 years.
Citing data from Applied Economics, renomemo.rgj.com reported that the overall economic impact of Apple’s datacenter to local economy could reach as high as $343 million while the Silicon Valley-based company will hire 41 full-time employees to taking care of the data center and 200 additional contract employees to handle securities, transportations, and other duties.