Governor Matt Mead announced that Microsoft will build a data center near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The $112 million data center will bring high-paying, technology jobs to the state.
This data center will serve the Mountain West region for Microsoft. The company will build the data center in phases and will eventually employ approximately 40 people. The first phase will result in the creation of 17 new jobs with median wages that are 150% above the county’s average wage and Microsoft expects to have the facility operational in the spring of 2013.
Christian Belady, general manager of Data Center Services in Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services’ group said.

“Microsoft is excited to once again expand its cloud infrastructure and services capacities for our customers in Wyoming and the region,We greatly appreciate the work that the Governor, the economic development team, and local officials in Cheyenne and Laramie County have done to make Wyoming a smart place for Microsoft to do business. This new data center will enable the best possible delivery of services to our current and future customers. My team and I look forward to engaging in the deployment of our latest data center solution in Cheyenne.”

Governor Mead thanked staff from Cheyenne LEADS and the Wyoming Business Council who worked with Microsoft and its location scouts.

“This is a competitive process and Wyoming must continue to ensure it is positioned to attract more data centers and technology companies. Our people, including those at the Business Council and LEADS, are an asset in Wyoming’s efforts,”

Governor Mead will join Brian Scott on the K2 Morning show, Tuesday April 9th to talk about the data center and what it means to Wyoming.