In a banner year for data center expansion, several markets in the West are seeing heightened construction and leasing activity as demand for data storage and processing continues to climb.
A combination of remote work, cheap power and government incentives is driving up demand in markets like Utah, Colorado and Arizona, which enjoy proximity to Silicon Valley and a number of other appealing traits for data center firms. Industry experts say it is still early innings for data centers, with Western cities capturing much of the growth among secondary markets.
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