It makes good sense for Nebraska and Iowa to pursue data centers for economic development. The latest validation of that strategy came this week with two big announcements.
Facebook said it will build a $1 billion data center in a Des Moines suburb. On the same day, Google announced that it will make a $400 million expansion at its Council Bluffs data center. That will bring the company's total investment at the site since 2009 to $1.5 billion.