Groundbreaking for state-of-the-art data center in southeast Mesa
PHOENIX, ARIZ (March 7, 2018) – A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for EdgeCore Internet Real Estate's Mesa Data Center Campus,13303 S. Ellsworth Road. The 180-thousand square foot building will help EdgeCore offer cloud-connected data center solutions to the world's most demanding customers.
"We're thrilled that EdgeCore has selected Mesa, Arizona as the site for its first North American data center campus," Governor Doug Ducey said. "We're focused on making sure Arizona remains the ideal place for technology companies to succeed over the long-term, and this impressive project shows we're achieving that mission. I thank EdgeCore for their commitment to our state."
When it is eventually built out, the Mesa Data Center Campus will have seven buildings totaling more than 1.25 million square feet.
"EdgeCore has chosen a prime location for their new data center campus," Mayor John Giles said. "Mesa's Elliot Road Technology Corridor has the infrastructure technology companies need to get up and running fast. Congratulations EdgeCore, we wish you the best of success."
EdgeCore's Mesa Data Center Campus will be part of the City's Elliot Road Technology Corridor.
"With the anticipated $2 billion EdgeCore is looking to invest nationwide, I could not be happier that they identified Mesa as their jumping off point. I want to welcome them to District 6 and I know that this location will be the first of their many success stories," District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson said.
"Arizona's reliable energy, minimal risk of natural disasters and pro-business climate make our state the ideal location for data center operations," Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO Sandra Watson said. "EdgeCore is making a significant, $2 billion capital investment with the establishment of this new, high-tech facility in Mesa, and we thank them for their commitment to our state."
The data center campus will include an on-site substation to deliver the utility power needed to support 225 megawatts of critical load to meet customer needs.
"The City of Mesa met or exceeded all aspects of our demanding site-selection criteria," EdgeCore CEO and Chairman Tom Ray said. "The Elliot Road Technology Corridor provides the infrastructure, including redundant power capacity and robust fiber networks, to support high-growth, high-technologybusiness such as EdgeCore's. Importantly, from the Mayor's office and CityCouncil through the Departments of Planning and Engineering, the City has beena true partner in supporting EdgeCore's investment, and as such building value for the City's residents."
EdgeCore is investing more than $150 million on its first data center and a commensurate additional investment from its customers of $300 million. Upon full build out, the total combined investment is estimated to exceed $2 billion for EdgeCore and its customers. The first building at the EdgeCore campus is scheduled to open in late 2018.
"The new EdgeCore co-location data center will be a great addition to the Elliot Road Technology Corridor, and serve a growing demand of customers," Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) President & CEO Chris Camacho said. "Congratulations to Mayor Giles and his team, along with our partners, who worked to present a strong business case for attracting the company to the market." GPEC assisted during the site selection process.
The City of Mesa, Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Eastmark worked in partnership to assist EdgeCore in bringing its facility to Mesa.
Susan Marie, Arizona Commerce Authority: 602-845-1201 or SusanM@AZcommerce.com
Ryan Oro, EdgeCore: 303-330-4942 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Scarpinato, Office of Governor Doug Ducey: 602-542-1342 or email@example.com
Kim Lofgreen, City of Mesa: 480-644-3962 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Kauk, for Greater Phoenix Economic Council: 602-481-1459 or email@example.com
Cassidy Campana, for Eastmark: 602-770-6014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit www.azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.
EdgeCore is a US-based provider of highly scalable, cloud-connected data center solutions to the world’s most demanding customers. Backed by some of the world’s largest institutional investors as we roll out our North American platform, we are currently developing data center campuses in Dallas, Phoenix, and Reno, with initial capacity available in the fourth quarter of 2018. We plan to develop campuses in three additional markets in 2018, with each campus designed to support over 100 MW of critical load. EdgeCore is committed to enabling the growth and performance of our customers across our highly scalable platform of new, state-of-the-art data centers, all supported by our relentless focus upon delivering an outstanding customer experience. For more information about EdgeCore, visit www.edgecore.com.
About City of Mesa
The City of Mesa’s estimated population is nearly 500,000 within an incorporated area of approximately 133 square miles. Total land area encompasses 182 square miles. The City ranks as the 36th most populous city in the United States, larger than the cities of Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh. Mesa is a favorite destination to thousands of visitors with more than 300 sun-filled days a year. The area’s economy is driven by four major industries healthcare, education, aerospace, and tourism. Mesa is home to two award-winning airports, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Falcon Field Airport. For more information about the City of Mesa go to www.mesaaz.gov.
About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
A true public-private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for Greater Phoenix. Working with its 22-member communities, Maricopa County and more than 160 private investors, GPEC attracts quality businesses to this dynamic region. By creating a high-performance economy through capital investments and jobs, Greater Phoenix companies enjoy a business climate where they can compete and thrive in today’s global economy. Since 1989, GPEC has worked to achieve an economically sound and sustainable region. For more information, visit www.gpec.org.