Earlier this year, we reported that Apple has confirmed plans for a new data center in Oregon. Now, Associated Press reports that Apple has reached a deal with local governments to finalize its plans for a new data center in Prineville, Oregon.
The report reveals that Apple has agreed to invest $250 million in facilities on its 160-acre property. In addition, the company will offer an annual $150,000 ”project fee” in property taxes over the next fifteen years. Apple has also assured that it will bring at least 35 jobs to the center at 150% of the average wage in the county.
Apple paid $5.6 million back in February for this project, and has already started installing a modular data center. This will allow Apple to build out some capacity ahead of construction on the main facility.
The company also maintains a smaller data center in Newark, California and has been building out additional capacity in Santa Clara, California near its corporate headquarters in Cupertino. Apple also recently opened another data center in Maiden, North Carolina, where the company has indicated that it plans to spend $1 billion.