With a more than $150 million extension to its current campus, data center provider Cologix has announced its second investment in the Columbus Region, subject to local clearances. The expansion at Cologix’s existing Worthington Woods Boulevard campus will include a newly built data center, adding 36MW of power to its total capacity in the region.
“We are excited to finalize our second, multimillion-dollar investment in the Columbus Region, a priority market for our hyperscale growth,” said Laura Ortman, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Cologix. “We are expanding our powerful capabilities to better serve our new and existing customers in Columbus and across the Midwest.”
Cologix plans to create an additional 15 jobs in the region, once construction is complete.
“Cologix’s expansion in another data center brings a state-of-the-art facility to the Columbus Region and continues Ohio’s strong momentum of attracting advanced technology here,” said J.P. Nauseef, President and CEO of JobsOhio. “Every rapidly growing industry relies on data speed and capacity to grow their business, and Cologix’s investment builds even more of that critical infrastructure here in Ohio.”
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 promotes talent development in its target industries and uses ‘Find Your Ohio’ to draw talent to Ohio.
Data Center Operators in Columbus
With its headquarters in Denver, Colorado, Cologix was founded in 2010 and it currently operates 40 data centers in 11 strategic edge markets across North America, three of which are in Columbus thanks to the region’s many benefits, such as its strategic location and established security and connectivity infrastructure. In order to speed up its clients’ digital transformation at the edge, Cologix would deliver huge scale and customized data center solutions with a growing array of Scalelogix and digital edge facilities that offer deep connection capabilities.
“We welcome the growth of our existing data center operators and are proud to be a key location for technological advancements in the U.S.,” said Andrew J. Ginther, Mayor of Columbus. “Columbus has long been a vital player in the technology sector, and we’re excited to have one of America’s leading data center companies recognize the talent and opportunities in the Region.”
The Columbus region continues to be a desirable location for advanced computing with more than 50 data center operations. The region’s stable infrastructure, which includes long-haul fiber, consistent electric service, as well as access to water and land, would offer all the resources required for the development of data centers and sophisticated computing. Franklin County, where Columbus City is situated, is home to an estimated 1,323,807 residents.