Alabama Live Op-ed: Building data centers creates jobs | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Alabama Live Op-ed: Building data centers creates jobs

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
By Tim Day, Senior Vice President, C_TEC

It's no secret that the economy is changing. As technology plays a greater role in our personal and professional lives, our economy too increasingly relies on technology to create jobs and encourage growth. Technology is the foundation of our digital economy, and its modern infrastructure is data.

However, in order to use data, we need a place to process and store it - in other words, data centers. Data centers are facilities that house the computers that process data. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are three million data centers across the country - including here in Alabama.

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