Apple confirmed plans to build a data center in Pineville, Oregon following the release of a land purchase report from Crook County. The company was first rumored to be considering the location in December 2011.
Apple ready to build new data center in Oregon
The 160 acre plot cost Apple US$5.6 million and is near a Facebook data center. Crook County Judge Mike McCabe said Facebook tipped off Apple to the location, according to KTVZ News.
“Facebook kind of helped recruit [Apple], saying, ‘You’ve got to come up and look at this community,’” he said.
Apple representatives signed the land purchase deal on February 15, which also happened to be the day Oregon passed a tax law designed to help lure large data centers to the state.
There isn’t any word yet on when Apple plans to start construction on the new data center, or exactly how the company plans to use the facility once it’s completed.