Prime Invests Up to $1 Billion to Develop 150MW Data Center Campus in Chicago

Prime Data Centers expands to the Midwest market with a 750,000+-square-foot data center campus. The wholesale data center developer and operator plans to offer three tri-level structures projected to accommodate the estimated 150MW campus in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Upon completion, it will be one of the largest data center complexes in the critical Chicago-O’Hare market.

Photo eff Barber, EVP of Sales and Business Development, Prime Data Centers
“This rare project will enable hyperscalers, large enterprises and retail colocation providers to meet the growing capacity demands in Chicago,” said Jeff Barber, EVP of Sales and Business Development, Prime Data Centers.

This expansion to the Midwest would underline the goal of Prime Data Centers to construct facilities on the most desired markets worldwide. The firm also has four strategic sites across California and is extending its international reach through active U.S. and European data center development initiatives.

“We are excited to enter into the Midwest with the development of our new 150MW campus. This rare project will enable hyperscalers, large enterprises and retail colocation providers to meet the growing capacity demands. In addition, it helps Elk Grove Village solidify its competitive position as premier data center destination,” said Jeff Barber, EVP of Sales and Business Development, Prime Data Centers. “Prime’s Partnership-as-a-Service model provides potential customers with flexible options, including build-to-suit, turnkey or powered shell. Prime can even structure joint venture models where the tenant actually owns a significant percentage of the facility. This flexibility, coupled with sales tax abatement advantages, has led to significant interest in this project. We look forward to announcing additional milestones around this project as we move ahead to meet the evolving needs of the world’s leading brands.”

Tax Incentives, Fiber Networks

This announcement comes on the heels of the Elk Grove Village Board’s unanimous approval to sell four parcels of land along its Busse Road Corridor to Prime for the development of this large-scale data center campus.

The new project by Prime Data Centers is strategically aligned with the objective of Elk Grove Village to become a destination for high-tech companies and manufacturers globally. In addition, the building of the data center project will add jobs to the region while delivering tax incentives, robust fiber networks and infrastructure.

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