Leave it to the local news to publish a video of Amazon.com’s data center in Boardman, OR.
Story Published: Nov 10, 2008 at 6:13 PM PST
By Molly Kelleher
BOARDMAN - First an Amazon.com call center in came to Kennewick and now a data center is planned in Boardman.
Amazon is tapping into the Columbia Basin once again.
Back out in the corn fields, on a dirt road, a building is taking shape.
The Port of Morrow isn't allowed to say who's moving in to this 60 acre spot, but they can tell us a data center is being built out here in Boardman.
Oregon newspapers say, it's Amazon.com.
The news video is embedded below.
What I found interesting is how lean Amazon is in its data center construction and employment numbers.
The data center will bring in up to 200 construction jobs and once it's up and running, 20 people will work here full time.
And that's only phase one, there's also talks to adding two more centers just like this one.
If all goes as planned, the $100-million site project will be completed in the third quarter of 2010, says Port of Morrow general manager Gary Neal.
The TV station recently shot footage of the Amazon site at the Port of Morrow, a 9,000-acre industrial park along the Columbia River that's about 160 miles east of Portland.
The 116,700-square-foot building is to be constructed over six phases, with two data centers to follow.
Here is a low res picture of the industrial park.