TexAmericas Set to Attract More High Tech Companies to Texarkana
TexAmericas Center announced earlier this week plans to develop green energy data centers which can be used by major companies that are thinking about expanding and enhancing their data storage capabilities.
TexAmericas Center has over 400 acres of land that they plan on developing into a green energy data center park. This could be used to house hyper scale, corporate, retail or similar data centers. That means more high-tech companies might want to make Texarkana their home.
The property will be able to access three different sources of alternative energy: wind and solar power plus the potential for raw water, effluent, and methane gas.
Eric Voyles, TexAmericas Center Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Development Officer said in a press release;
“Data centers are among the most energy-intensive building types, so affordable and reliable energy sources that keep the environmental impact in check is a major consideration in the site selection process, and the Park has dark fiber and high-capacity 100Gigabit services immediately available. TexAmericas Center offers low-cost, reliable energy produced from diverse sources, including green energy options, and this property is a testament to our commitment to growing green high-tech jobs in Texas.”
A couple of years ago there was a connectivity report done for the area and the study showed Texarkana is has long-haul fiber networks and metro fiber networks. TexAmericas Center is a State of Texas special purpose district owning approximately 200 miles of road and over 30 miles of rail. With 12,000 acres of land, planning for right-of-way easements should not be a problem.
Plus the report showed Texarkana has plenty of fiber providers in our area perfect for a data center or something like a high-tech business campus. That's right, like Google, Meta or major online retailers.
TexAmericas Center Executive Director & CEO Scott Norton said this is all great for more good-paying jobs in our area too.
“The development of this piece of property also has the potential to create great paying, quality jobs, attract more hi-tech businesses, bring cutting-edge technologies to local communities, and add significant revenue to the Texarkana region.”
For more information call TexAmericas Center at (903) 223-9841 or online at TexAmericasCenter.com.