More developers of data centers where companies store equipment for online communications are choosing Phoenix for their real-world destination.
The Arizona Republic reports analysts say geographic and economic factors are making metropolitan Phoenix a top-10 market for data centers.
Analysts speaking at a seminar in Chandler on Friday say the area offers low taxes, cheap energy and is close to West Coast markets. They also say Phoenix is considered a city that has low risk of natural disasters.
Cincinnati Bell Inc. began construction in May on what is slated to be the largest data center in metro Phoenix. The 1-million-square-foot facility in Chandler will provide information-technology needs to large companies in the West.
Analysts say there are 32 major data centers in total in Phoenix.