Industries that Love Winston-Salem, and Why: Part 3

Industries that Love Winston-Salem, and Why: Part 3

Upon further analysis, the data suggests Winston-Salem.

 

In economic development, individual regions tend to focus their efforts on specific industries. In this series of posts, we’re examining why several individual industries have focused their expansion efforts, ultimately, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County.

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Winston-Salem Ranks 4th in Nation for Cost-Effective Operation of Data Centers

A recent survey that ranks Winston-Salem fourth out of 45 metropolitan areas nationwide for cost-effective operation of data centers puts the city in prime position to capitalize on a booming industry.

With the world of secured data becoming progressively more digital, and with more corporations seeking cost-effective initiatives to build data security centers, Winston-Salem has a history of attracting such centers.  Corporations such as Lowe’s Cos., Data Chambers LLC, Wells Fargo, and other financial service institutions have located to Winston-Salem with building costs in excess of $150 million and employing more than one thousand.  The addition of these technology-sector jobs is tremendous for the city of Winston-Salem from a job-creation and business development standpoint.

John Boyd, Jr. of the Boyd Co. of Princeton, NJ who conducted the survey, spoke optimistically in an article in the Winston-Salem Journal about Winston-Salem continuing to increase its presence in this sector, saying, “You (Winston-Salem) also have available land, quality available work force, and an attractive higher-education system.”

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County are in a great position to grow this important sector in the near term.