I feel like I’m ripping off a memorable movie quote with my headline, but anyhow, Apple has been approved to build a new data center in Reno by the Nevada Board of Economic Development. In a bid to bring more meaningful employment to the area, the 350-acre storage center will be built near Sparks and should bring 200+ new jobs paying around $25 per hour to some of those.
Apple plans to build a 350-acre data center east of Sparks to house servers. After construction, the company said the facility will employ at least 35 full-time workers with an hourly wage of $25, as well as up to 200 contract workers.
The company also said it will build a purchasing and business center in a blighted area near downtown Reno. Analysts estimate the projects will bring about $340 million in economic activity to the area over the next decade.
Apple is firmly investing in the future of cloud storage with this venture as it joins the pre-existing New Carolina data center and plans to build another huge data bank up in Prineville, Ore. Not only that, but, it’s doing all it can to ensure that more Americans benefit by keeping the data centers within the US’ borders and by increasing component manufacture within the country.