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Urbacon will develop the project, which is currently envisioned for the intersections of Rainbow and John Daly Boulevards. The campus will be home to approximately 600,000 square feet of high-security, technologically advanced data-center space, creating state-of-the-art data and IT jobs for area residents. The development will also bring new infrastructure for high-speed broadband access, along with considerable county, local and school board tax revenues that will expand economic opportunity across the region.

Based on projections derived from data in several prominent studies—including by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center and the Northern Virginia Technology Council—during construction the Niagara Digital Campus will create more than 5,600 high-paying jobs with more than $250 million in wages, with economic spinoff benefits expected to top more than $810 million. Once operational, the Digital Campus will create more than 550 high-paying permanent jobs, with expected annual wages of nearly $29 million. Total economic benefit from the new facility is expected to exceed $250 million annually, with more than 1,700 permanent jobs created in support and ancillary businesses.

Urbacon has successfully built similar facilities in Montreal, Toronto and Richmond Hill, Ontario. Each project brought tremendous economic benefit to its local community and has received the full support of all levels of government.

Niagara Digital Campus Technology Education Center (TEC)

The campus will also be home to the new Niagara Digital Campus Technology Education Center (TEC), working closely with schools, educators and other members of the community to facilitate understanding of, and opportunities in, data center operations, cloud computing and related fields.

The Niagara Digital Campus Technology Education Center will give area students hands-on learning experiences for a head start toward career-making jobs in the modern information economy.

In addition, the Niagara Digital Campus Technology Education Center would look to facilitate the following benefits for Niagara Falls schools and residents:

  • Scholarships for Niagara Falls students at all levels in information technology and STEM-related fields, with a focus on networking, data storage and operations.
  • High-speed Broadband Access for area schools and others in the community.
  • Technology Speakers and programs at area schools to provide insider knowledge on career opportunities for students at all levels.
  • Partnerships with schools, colleges and universities in Western New York to develop programs and training for Niagara Falls students in networking, information technology and data center management.

Working together, we can bring career-track opportunities to students at Niagara Falls schools, fostering generational change for all members of the community!

Download our informational fact sheet here.