A Germany-based data company that had planned to build its “flagship location of North America” in Stanton County this year has reportedly “hit the pause button.”
According to officials, the $20 million project located about 5 miles outside of Stanton near the NPPD substation has been pushed back to the beginning of 2023 due to the uncertainty of the global energy situation, along with supply chain issues.
Northern Data purchased 39.81 acres for the site and had met with the county to discuss the road leading to the facility.
Officials said the company appears to still be committed to the project, however, will be waiting to proceed in Stanton County until there is more certainty with the situation.
Northern Data describes itself as a global B2B technology company developing, using and selling solutions on vertically integrated high-performance computing infrastructure.
Monte Stahl, managing director of Northern Data, North America West, explained to Stanton County officials during meetings in December that the company works “business to business” for cloud-based computing.
The Stanton County project is slated to bring 25 new jobs to the community.