A little rain didn't deter local officials from breaking ground Tuesday on a $200 million data center in Sarpy County.
“Thank you for investing in Nebraska,” Gov. Dave Heineman told representatives of Travelers Insurance Group, which plans to erect a 190,000-square-foot data center on the southwest corner of 144th Street and Schram Road.
Tim Burke, a vice president at the Omaha Public Power District and chairman of the Greater Omaha Chamber's economic development council, said the project would bring infrastructure benefiting future development along the 144th Street corridor.
Travelers is the latest of several large data centers to come to the Omaha metro area. It would be the second company to qualify for a new tier of Nebraska state tax benefits for companies that invest $200 million or more in a data center and employ at least 30 people.