Apple is planning to open a data centre in northern Nevada as part of the company's plan to spend US$1 billion in northern Nevada over the next 10 years, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. Local governments are looking at the deal today and tomorrow. State officials will also need to approve the tax breaks, but construction is expected to start as early as August.
The new facilities - which come with US$87 million in tax breaks spread over the next decade from city, county and state governments - include a business and purchasing centre in downtown Reno and a data centre for Apple's cloud computing services east of Sparks. Nevada Office on Economic Development Director Steve Hill told the Journal that Apple chose Reno because the company wants to diversify its locations and because Reno is closer to Apple's headquarters than the company's planned data centre in Oregon.