Columbus is home to the Amazon, Facebook and Google data centers

A new report shows a boom in data center construction in central Ohio over the past 10 years, with major companies such as Facebook, Amazon and Google building centers across the region.  This is the new Google facility between Scioto Downs and I-270 on the south side.

The Columbus region is adding data centers so quickly that it has become one of the top 10 regions in the country for them.

A new report reveals that data center space has grown 146% over the past 10 years in central Ohio.

The 1.9 million square feet of space added here between 2012 and 2021 trailed only Washington, D.C. and Dallas during that period, according to the report by 42Floors, a commercial real estate listing service.

The region now has 4.6 million square feet of data center space, ranking ninth among metropolitan areas in the country. Washington, DC is No. 1 with 25.5 million square feet and Dallas is second with 14 million square feet. Columbus is behind only Chicago and Omaha, Nebraska in the Midwest data center space, and has added more space than those two metro areas over the past decade.

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