Over the last few years, Wyoming has experienced a significant increase in the number of companies
interested in evaluating the potential of building data centers in the State. The recent announcement of
Microsoft joins the likes of NCAR, Echostar and Verizon whom have all selected Wyoming for data center
Although Wyoming’s data center industry is not overwhelmingly large, the state has had several
significant projects in all sectors of the industry. Wyoming has seen some success in recruiting large
enterprise data centers like NCAR and EchoStar to build greenfield facilities in the state, along with
smaller start-up companies like Green House Data (Cheyenne), Ptolomy Data Services (Sheridan) and
Thought Equity Motion (Cheyenne).
The Wyoming Business Council has been working on developing a package for recruiting data center to
the State. The common but significant points for site selection boil down to costs and infrastructure.
This is generally no different than in years past but in recent years there have been many changes that
now make Wyoming a more viable, if not ideal location for data centers.
To help fully understand this new found attraction, the WBC has contracted with The
Management Network Group Global (TMNG Global) to conduct a statewide assessment of
infrastructure to support data centers throughout Wyoming.
Join Joe Sharkey, Principal for TMNG Global, as he discusses the assessment and feasibility of
data centers throughout the entire state of Wyoming during a webinar on May 16, 2012 at
10:00 am MDT.
Topics to be discussed are:
• Primary Driver for Site Selection
• Why Data Centers are Good for Wyoming
• Assessment of Current Infrastructure by Quadrant
• Natural Gas
• Comparison with Surrounding States
Please contact the WBC for more information and to register for this event.