Aligned Data Centers Plans New Data Center Campus in Erie County

Innovative Company Provides Massive Scale, High Performance, and Reliability to Customers

Aligned Data Centers, a leading technology infrastructure company offering innovative, sustainable and adaptive Scale Data Centers and Build-to-Scale solutions for global hyperscale and enterprise customers, plans to build a new data center campus in Erie County. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) approved the project for tax credit assistance during its Ohio Tax Credit Authority meeting today. Aligned intends to invest at least $202 million and create at least 18 new, well-paying jobs in the first phase of development at this location.

Aligned Data Centers is seeking to establish a new location to serve the company’s growing customer portfolio, which include major hyperscale companies as well as large enterprise customers from a wide variety of industries, from cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to financials services, healthcare,  gaming, and many more.

The ESG-conscious company plans to build a sustainable facility on the former KBI bearing plant site in Perkins Township. The energy-efficient infrastructure will provide customers with the ability to seamlessly and sustainably deploy large-scale applications.

“Aligned is excited to join the Northeast Ohio community and support the ongoing growth of our customers, as well as the business landscape in this new market,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Data Centers. “The industry has had a significant and positive impact on the U.S. economy over the last few years, including both direct and indirect impacts on job creation, labor income, tax revenue generation, and more. We look forward to bringing new economic, environmental, and social opportunities to Erie County.”

Local, regional, and state economic development partners including ODOD, JobsOhio and Team NEO are working collaboratively with Aligned Data Centers leadership to ensure the company locates in Ohio versus other states competing for the business.

“Aligned Data Centers will be an asset to businesses in Northeast Ohio and beyond by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, cost savings, speed to market, and reliability to their customers,” said Team NEO Chief Executive Bill Koehler. “Along with our local partners, ODOD and JobsOhio, we welcome Aligned Data Centers to Ohio.”

About Aligned Data Centers

Aligned Data Centers is a leading technology infrastructure company offering innovative, sustainable, and adaptive Scale Data Centers and Build-to-Scale solutions for global hyperscale and enterprise customers across the Americas. Our intelligent infrastructure allows densification and vertical growth within the same footprint, enabling customers to scale up without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). By reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate, our data center solutions, combined with our patented cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving sustainability, reliability, and their bottom line. For more information, visit www.aligneddc.com and connect with us on X, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient, and prosperous. For more information, visit chrisr359.sg-host.com.

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, X and Facebook.

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