According to several reports, Apple is considering building a new data center in Reno, Nevada. Apple representatives reportedly attended a Washoe County Commission meeting to discuss plans to invest $1 billion over 10 years and build a new data center at the Reno Technology Park.
News 4’s Ben Briscoe is at the Washoe County Commission meeting, where Officials from Apple are speaking to commissioners… Mary-Sarah Kinner, the Press Secretary for the Governor’s Office confirms to News 4 the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is involved in the deal to bring Apple to Northern Nevada.
The report claims Apple said it plans to begin construction in August, to be finished by the end of 2012. The Governor’s Office estimated the project would result in over 300 jobs and 500 construction jobs, but the Washoe County School Board and the Reno City Council still have to sign off on the deal. The City of Reno is expected to make a decision at tomorrow’s council meeting.