Traveler's builds data center
Gov. Dave Heineman announced that The Travelers Companies Inc., a leading property casualty insurer, has committed to building a new data center in Sarpy County. The facility will comprise approximately 190,000 square feet. Travelers joins several other data centers located in Sarpy County, including Fidelity, Yahoo!, Cabela’s and two Cosentry locations.
“I am pleased that Travelers made the decision to locate a data center in Nebraska,” Heineman said. “Travelers and our other outstanding companies are learning that Nebraska has a business-friendly climate, quality workforce, good schools, safe communities, affordable homes and an unmatched quality of life.”
Travelers sought a location that would put it in close proximity with a significant infrastructure, offer competitive utility costs, and provide a real estate market equipped to accommodate future growth and expansion needs.
“Travelers appreciates Nebraska’s warm welcome and support as we prepare to build our new data center in the Greater Omaha region,” said Madelyn Lankton, executive vice president and CEO for Travelers. “We are committed to ensuring the stability and integrity of our business operations and are pleased to form a partnership with a community that embodies those same values.”
Under Nebraska’s newest Tier 2 Large Data Center incentives program, enacted by Heineman in 2012, companies must minimally invest $200 million and create at least 30 new full-time positions.