A sense of excitement permeated the lobby of NJVC’s Reno building on a hot July afternoon as an impressive cast of high-profile public officials and private-sector players slowly filled the sunlit room.
On the surface, the day was all about welcoming the Virginia-based company’s new 20,000-square-foot data center into a community eager to grow its technology profile.
The mood exhibited by the attendees, however, reflected a general giddiness that went beyond the event at hand.
Just a few weeks before the ribbon-cutting for NJVC, the state celebrated a key addition to its portfolio with the announcement of Apple’s plan to build its latest data center in Reno-Sparks.
The community pride about the Apple and NJVC data center deals was evident among the event’s attendees, including Gov. Brian Sandoval.
“This is a very nice complement to the Apple project that was recently announced,” Sandoval told the packed room. “I think people are starting to realize that the state of Nevada is a great place for technology.”
For a state eager to boost its tech chops, the Apple and NJVC projects, combined with Switch Communications’ large data center in southern Nevada and the addition of two new data center projects at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, represent much-needed progress.
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