TX: $210M Data Center Campus to Be Built In Pflugerville, Brings 170 Jobs
22 Jun, 2012
The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) announced that Arista Data Centers plans to build a $210 million, 500,000 square foot data center campus with four to six buildings in Pflugerville. The project is expected to bring at least 170 jobs to the community within 10 years—including 25 jobs within 4 years—each with at least $67,500 annual salary plus medical benefits.
Arista has committed to using commercially reasonable efforts to achieve LEED Silver certification for the facility, and to also use renewable energy as a power source for the campus.
"This project brings a large number of high-quality employment opportunities to our community, which is one of the most highly educated, trained and qualified in the state," said PCDC Executive Director Floyd Akers. "In this case, Pflugerville and Arista are a perfect match because we want to attract promising, progressive, green-minded companies and Arista needed to locate in an area that offered deregulated electricity in a pro-business community."
Arista Data Centers is a site selection client of Angelou Economics. Angelos Angelou, principal executive officer of Angelou Economics, said that Pflugerville is an ideal location for Arista for four main reasons:
1. Pflugerville is in a deregulated electric market.
2. Pflugerville has a solid electric infrastructure with good proximity to dual feed electric capability, which means electric lines tied to multiple substations.
3. Pflugerville has a strong telecom infrastructure with fiber providers already on site.
4. Pflugerville is a pro-business community that is open for new ventures.
About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation supports the city's goals of smart growth while diversifying the city's tax base and providing support to both commerce and the community. PCDC promotes Pflugerville as a desirable place for new businesses to operate, and supports existing businesses by helping to address their needs. PCDC can provide funding for use as an incentive to businesses to begin doing business in Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half-cent of the city's sales tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities and drainage projects.
Located 16 miles northeast of Austin and just south of Round Rock, Pflugerville is well-situated in a growing region. Recent transportation improvements, such as state highways 45 and 130, offer further linkage and direct access to other nearby cities and the region's main airport. For more information, visit www.pfdevelopment.com.
About Pflugerville, Texas
The City of Pflugerville, Texas has it all: connectivity via major highway access, economic development, retail opportunities, a strong school district and great recreational amenities. Located in Travis County just north of the state capital, Pflugerville is a fast-growing city, home to nearly 50,000 residents who enjoy safe streets, a beautiful trail system and share incredible community spirit. Pflugerville is committed to the environment and green industry with a future Renewable Energy Business Park and 720 acre Pflugerville Solar Farm. Pflugerville combines trails and community with business opportunities and is the place where quality meets life. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov.