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Switch to invest $2.5 billion in Douglas County

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Switch, a global technology solutions corporation, will create 65 jobs as well as invest $2.5 billion in a data center in Douglas County.

The new Switch PRIME data center will be the highest-rated data center in the Southeast.

“Switch is extremely excited to bring the highest rated data center to the greater Atlanta metro to serve as a hub for the Southeastern United States,” said Adam Kramer, Switch executive vice president of strategy. “We look forward to becoming active members of the Atlanta community and supporting the growth of the vibrant tech environment throughout the state.”

The metro Atlanta campus which will be more than one-million-square-feet, will become the fourth Switch PRIME campus located in the U.S. Known as "The Keep," the campus will offer clients the ability to operate multiple Tier IV Gold data center environments across the east coast while remaining outside of natural disaster zones.

“Georgia is committed to remaining on the cutting edge of high-tech innovation, and innovative companies like Switch are leading the way in this trend,” said Deal. “Georgia’s robust technology infrastructure and skilled workforce will benefit Switch in building this new data center and in the company’s future growth. By selecting Douglas County, Switch will enjoy our business-friendly climate and further secure Georgia’s status as the Silicon Valley of the South.”

Switch was founded in 2000 by CEO Rob Roy. Roy has developed more than 260 patent and patent pending claims covering data center designs that have manifested into the company's world-renowned data centers and technology solution ecosystems.

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