$112 Million Data Center Will Come to Cheynne

In his continuing effort to increase Wyoming's technology sector, Governor Mead announced that Microsoft will build a data center near Cheyenne. 
After months of negotiations, Microsoft sealed the deal today by signing paperwork for the $112 million data center.

Construction will begin summer and will be completed in phases. The first phase alone is expected to create 17 new jobs that will offer wages 150% above the national average. The data center will eventually employ around 40 people. Microsoft expects to have the facility completed by the spring of 2013.

Governor Mead says the decision proves that the cowboy state is a perfect fit for data centers. "We have some great momentum," Mead said in a press conference today. "And across Wyoming, we have some great tech companies...This just adds to it."