QTS Data Centres, a prominent worldwide provider of colocation data centre infrastructure and related services, is set to initiate operations in York County. The $1 billion investment marks the company’s first South Carolina facility and will help establish a technology hub in York County.
The QTS campus, which will be located near Hands Mill Highway and Campbell Road in unincorporated York County, will utilise carbon-free power when feasible and leverage industry-leading, water-saving technology that uses zero water for cooling its customers’ environments.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $200,000 Set-Aside grant to York County to assist with the costs of site preparation.
QTS Chief Executive Officer Chad Williams said: “QTS is pleased to announce our expansion in York County, SC with a new campus that supports growth for QTS and its partners. Our investment in York County is consistent with QTS’ strategy of securing access to infrastructure at scale in strategic markets to support accelerating demand from our hyperscale, enterprise, and government customer base. We look forward to partnering with the community along with local and state leadership, further enhancing South Carolina as a leading technology centre.”
Gov. Henry McMaster said: “With QTS Data Centres establishing operations in York County, South Carolina continues to add to its already impressive technology industry. We celebrate their significant investment and look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have in York County and across the state.”
Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said: “Digital infrastructure is critical as our reliance on technology increases. We’re proud that high-tech companies like QTS Data Centres recognise that South Carolina’s assets will enable sustained success and look forward to the impact of this $1 billion investment in York County and beyond.”
York County Council Chairwoman Christi Cox said: “QTS Data Centers’ $1 billion investment in York County reflects our community’s commitment to a brighter future. Their presence here will significantly boost public school funding and broaden our tax base. We extend thanks to our local utility partners for their invaluable support in making this vision a reality. Welcome to York County, QTS.”