The Reno, Nevada, city council unanimously approved a tax incentive deal to bring two new data centers from Apple into the area Wednesday evening. The deal would give Apple a US$89 million abatement in city, county and state taxes in exchange for a ten-year $1 billion investment in two data centers.
Reno gambles on Apple with data center tax incentives
Apple’s proposed data center will cover 350 acres, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal, for cloud-based services. The center will eventually include 41 fulltime employees, 200 long-term contract employees, and will create 580 construction jobs.
The data center is expected to bring in some $343 million in economic activity over the next ten years.
Apple could start construction on the facility as early as August, assuming the project approval process goes as planned. The company hasn’t said if it plans to call the location “The biggest little data center in the world.”