The New Data Center Capital of the Midwest

June 11, 2024


Demand across the global data center industry has reached astronomical levels. Demand for developable land, demand for accessible power, demand for live whitespace, and for all of the above to be brought to market in the quickest possible time frame. With primary markets becoming saturated and somewhat constrained, as a result, regions once considered secondary or tertiary markets have become a primary focus for major stakeholders in the data center space. 

In recent years, Columbus, Ohio has quickly become a prime example of one of these markets. A strategically placed hub with relative proximity to other primary data center markets such as North Virginia, Chicago, Phoenix, Atlanta, etc., it offered an abundance of affordable land and accessible power for developments. From 2015 to present day, the constant slew of activity, from land acquisitions through the development of ever-increasingly large campuses, has transformed the Columbus market into the data center capital of the Midwest. Demand for new development has not slowed, however with the quantity and scale of developments that have been recently announced, utility power in the New Albany market has gone from ripe for the taking, to largely spoken for in a matter of a few short years.

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