A $350 million data center is coming to Prince William County.
According to a Prince William County Department of Economic Development release, Iron Mountain Information Systems, which is a data storage and information management company plans to open up a facility in the county.
The 375,000 square foot facility will be spread out on 83 acres of land in Manassas, at 11650 Hayden Road, according to a release.
The facility will bring 25 new skilled jobs to Prince William, stated a release.
More on Iron Mountain, from a release:
Iron Mountain, a Fortune 1000 company, will be a new data center company to Prince William County, which will not only further diversify and expand the data center colocation market in the County, but in the broader Mid-Atlantic region. This project allows Iron Mountain Data Centers to enter the Greater Washington metropolitan area from a strategic location with robust power and fiber infrastructure and unique site features that will accommodate highly secure data center applications.
Local and state government officials expressed excitement about the new data center.
“We are delighted to welcome Iron Mountain’s first Virginia data center to Prince William County. This latest investment signifies the Commonwealth’s strength in the information technology market; making a further expansion in our high-tech footprint and our ongoing success in building a new Virginia economy,” stated Governor Terry McAuliffe, in a release.
We are continuing to grow these highly skilled job opportunities by attracting global companies that recognize the full advantages of the County’s strategic location and lowest competitive costs in the Greater Washington metropolitan area. The addition of 25 new highly skilled jobs and the projection of a further 25 tenant positions, all at an average salary of $100,000 a year, is another example of the type of jobs we are attracting in Prince William County,” stated Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart, in a release.
According to a release, Iron Mountain searched across the country for a place to house their new data center, before selecting Prince William County.
“We explored several U.S. locations for this expansion and Prince William County was a clear forerunner. Northern Virginia is an important national market for data centers and our customers are excited that Iron Mountain’s highly secure and reliable product will be available here. Prince William County is a great fit for us with our focus on security, compliance, efficiency and reliability,” stated Iron Mountain Senior Vice President and General Manager Mark Kidd, in a release.
Iron Mountain plans to open the first building on the site in spring 2017, according to a release.
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