Data centers on rise in rural areas

This article talks about the increasing number of data centres being placed in rural regions. These are great projects paying good wages in rural regions. There are a dozen companies mentioned in the article. Somebody at BNB should call everyone of them and pitch rural NB.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Are cost centres cheaper in rural New Brunswick? I don’t think so. So why wouldn’t they move to the urban areas where there are trained workers? With an energy model that is decentralized (such as in the article) then rural areas could focus on wind, biomass and other renewables and have a real opportunity. As it is, the main feature of the article simply doesn’t exist in rural NB. Wouldn’t it be nice if it did, and they could.

  2. to it and at it says:

    Sounds like cheap electricity is the prime motivator here, not cheap labour. Are we still competetive?

  3. David Campbell says:

    It’s my understanding that we still have relatively cheap power for very large users (as this would be).

  4. Anonymous says:

    Power may be competitive, but new knowledge industries aren’t as power hungry. Plus, if taxes are cheaper in the US, there goes the advantage. But the big thing is still a capable labour force. Companies that just need bodies have a whole world to choose from, knowledge companies aren’t going to go to rural areas where nobody knows how to program or manage.

    Plus, I think power is as cheap in Maine and NH.