Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Delegate Comstock highlights work done to keep the region, Loudoun in particular, responsive to the industry.
Tuesday, March 19
The Northern Virginia region clearly faces economic threats and challenges as a result of sequestration and government downsizing. The national economy continues to stagnate. If you are looking for a bright sign on our local horizon, the data center industry – which is expected to still grow by hundreds of millions over the near future – is a sector to double down on. That is why, once again this year, I worked with the Northern Virginia Technology Council and local business leaders to pass another bill to promote this important industry that is thriving in Northern Virginia and throughout the Commonwealth – and particularly in Loudoun County. Our aim is to be one of the most “Data Center Friendly” places in the country. Each day, 70 …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The regional business publication identifies the online retail giant as anchor tenant.
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. will serve as the anchor tenant for Maryland-based Corporate Office Properties Trust’s (COPT) 34-acre data center site near Redskins Park, according to a report by the Washington Business Journal. COPT announced this past week that it purchased the site near Loudoun County and Gloucester parkways in Ashburn from St. John Properties for $14 million, with plans for a little more than 300,000-square-feet of data center uses. COPT’s first phase includes a 200,000-square-foot building.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Company that specializes in U.S. Gov’t, Defense IT and data centers that serve them in Ashburn.
The number of planned data centers has grown again in Ashburn, sometimes called “data center alley,” with the announcement that Maryland-based Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) has purchased 34 acres near Gloucester and Loudoun County parkways to serve as a new campus for a Fortune 500 company. COPT purchased the property from St. John Properties Inc. for $14 million. St. John recently broke ground on another property in Ashburn. According to its website, COPT “is an office real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses primarily on strategic customer relationships and specialized tenant requirements in the U.S. Government and Defense Information Technology sectors and Data Centers serving such sectors.” The company intends to …