data centers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming is a national leader in data center recruitment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-national-leader-data-center-recruitment <p>Wyoming is aggressively working to attract data centers to the state.&nbsp; The industry magazine Expansion Solutions recently recognized the Cowboy State’s efforts to accommodate companies looking to build or expand their computing operations.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:17:26 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 48834 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming is a national leader in data center recruitment Wyoming Business Council gives Laramie a record grant http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-business-council-gives-laramie-record-grant <p>The Wyoming Business Council voted to approve all five of its Business Ready Community Grants today/Thursday.&nbsp; Among them is a 5 point 4 million dollar grant to fund construction of a new data and technology park in Laramie.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 02:38:59 +0000 Sara Hossaini 33731 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Business Council gives Laramie a record grant Wyoming approves a poop for power project http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-approves-poop-power-project <p>The State Loan and Investment board approved a one point five million dollar community readiness grant to build a power plant that will use human waste to power a Microsoft data center.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Construction of the Dry Creek Water Reclamation Facility begins in January.&nbsp; The&nbsp;facility recycles common waste bi-products, creating a stream of biogas methane. This biogas is used as the fuel for a fuel cell. The Fuel Cell converts the biogas into electricity to power the Microsoft data center, which will be located in Cheyenne.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 02:30:39 +0000 Bob Beck 33730 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming approves a poop for power project State senator wants Wyoming data to be stored locally http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-senator-wants-wyoming-data-be-stored-locally <p>A State Senator wants Wyoming to look into why important state data is being stored in Data Centers outside the Cowboy State.&nbsp;&nbsp; Republican John Schiffer says that while the state is heavily invested in recruiting and creating data centers, he wonders why important Wyoming data is not stored locally.&nbsp;</p><p>He says two highly-regarded data centers are already located in the state.</p> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:44:55 +0000 Bob Beck 23253 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State senator wants Wyoming data to be stored locally Data centers meant to diversify state economy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/data-centers-meant-diversify-state-economy <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:49:03 +0000 Bob Beck 23241 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Data centers meant to diversify state economy Microsoft will build a data center in Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/microsoft-will-build-data-center-cheyenne <p>Governor Matt Mead&rsquo;s efforts to land a Data Center for the state has paid off. Microsoft is going to build a 112 million dollar facility near Cheyenne that could employ up to 40 people.&nbsp;</p><p>To attract Microsoft, Governor Mead says the state offered nearly 11 million dollars in incentives, but he believes that the state should get a great return on its investment and&nbsp;he says it will provide high paying jobs.&nbsp; Mead has been touting the need for Data Centers and he says this is an important start.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 22:14:45 +0000 Bob Beck 22373 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Microsoft will build a data center in Cheyenne