Silicon Prairie: Apple data center puts Iowa on the tech industry map

by Cynthia Fodor, KCCI

WAUKEE, Iowa — Tech giant Apple will build its newest data center within the city limits of Waukee, though the exact location has not yet been disclosed, according to an agenda for a special meeting of the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board that made the project public.

Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Waukee Mayor Bill Peard joined Apple CEO Tim Cook Thursday afternoon to announce the project.

Apple will purchase 2,000 acres of land in Waukee for its Iowa data center division. This land will house two-state of the art, 100% renewable energy data center facilities, along with other various logistics and operational buildings.

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