Originally posted to Data Center POST

DP Facilities, provider of mission-critical data centers, sustainable build-to-suit solutions and colocation services, recently announced that it has been included in a documentary titled “Creating Common Wealth: Economic Development,” by VPM PBS. The documentary features a number of economic development initiatives in Wise, VA, exploring the revitalization and economic diversification taking place as a result of renewables, employment initiatives, public health developments and more.

Wise, Virginia, as a town that once thrived on the coal industry, has been strongly impacted as a result of this core industry declining. Today, the town’s rich history of resource development must pivot to a new era of industry in order to thrive in the digital era, reduce local demographic declines and reverse the lack of job opportunities. Now, modernization efforts are gaining momentum to ensure ongoing success for local businesses and communities.

As a part of this effort, DP Facilities provides much-needed critical infrastructure and job opportunities in its highly secure and fully compliant Wise, VA, Mineral Gap data center. Spanning 65,000 square feet and 22 acres, the 45MW data center facility accommodates evolving data requirements across federal, cloud and high-performance computing verticals. Furthermore, the data center delivers a chance for locals to transition out of the coal industry.

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