To grow its business in Missouri, TierPoint has announced intentions to open a new data center in the state. For $20 million, the business is creating an 18,000-square-foot Tier III data center in the St. Louis area, which will be home to the company’s servers. A Kansas City site and two St. Louis locations already exist for TierPoint.
For the new TierPoint building, which is anticipated to be completed and open to customers in the second quarter of 2022, TierPoint has already secured an anchor tenant.
“Missouri is a leading destination for businesses in the tech industry, and we are excited that TierPoint is expanding its footprint in our state by establishing a fourth facility here,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “TierPoint’s investment in Missouri, when it has the ability to locate anywhere in the country, proves our central location and business-friendly economy is fostering market access and creating economic opportunity. We appreciate TierPoint choosing to grow in Missouri and look forward to its continued success.”
“Our decision to build this new facility was driven by strong and growing demand for world-class data center space in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest,” said Jerry Kent, TierPoint Chair and CEO. “As a lifelong resident of the area, I’m extremely pleased that TierPoint was in a position to answer this demand and expand the geographic diversity of the region’s commercial data center options.”
The new TierPoint data center would be the first of its size in the St. Louis metropolitan area outside of downtown. It will be located in Westport, a vibrant business and entertainment district in St. Louis County.
“When companies like TierPoint continue to invest in our state, it’s a true testament to the data center friendly environment we have here in Missouri,” said Subash Alias, Missouri Partnership CEO. “TierPoint’s new facility will benefit from highly competitive electric rates, communications infrastructure that delivers very low latency, and an ecosystem of other global businesses and world-class talent nearby.”
As a public-private economic development group, Missouri Partnership’s mission is to bring new employment and investment to Missouri, as well as to promote the state’s corporate strengths. While working with partners statewide, Missouri Partnership has attracted over 28,000 new employment, $1.4 billion in new annual payroll, and more than $3.6 billion in new capital investment, since 2007. A few recent successful initiatives in Missouri include Accenture Federal Services LLC, Amazon, Casey’s and Chewy Inc.