Altoona appears to be in the running for a massive US$1.5 billion data centre that is likely the project Iowa and Nebraska have been battling fiercely to land. Proposed site plans submitted to Altoona show phased construction of three data centres, each between 350,000 and 380,000 square feet in size. Each building would represent an investment of about US$500 million, said Mark Kittrell, a data centre consultant based in Cedar Falls.
The proposed Altoona project is called “Project Catapault” in the site plans. Officials did not disclose the company behind the project, which would be on 200 acres across from Bass Pro Shop in Altoona.
Source: Des Moines Register