Novva Bringing Major Data Center Campus to West Jordan

Total Investment: $100 Million

Jobs Added: 50

Project Vast

August 31, 2020

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) are pleased to announce that Novva, Inc. is building a 380,000 square-foot (sf) multi-tenant data center in West Jordan, creating up to 50 new high-paying jobs and an initial capital expenditure of $100 million.

The first phase, currently under construction, consists of a substation and a 300,000-sf Data Center Hall, and an additional 80,000 sf of office space. The data center will be available for client deployments in early 2021. According to Wes Swenson, Novva’s founder and CEO, this will be one of the largest single data center campuses in the Western U.S.

“With his experience in data centers and with Utah, Wes Swenson understands the benefits of infrastructure and business friendliness that come with operating in this state,” said Val Hale, GOED’s executive director. “We’re excited to see this campus develop over time.”

The Novva site is 100 acres. As it expands, the campus will be Utah's largest purpose-built, multi-tenant campus for enterprise clients. Backed by the CIM Group private equity firm in Los Angeles, Novva will invest over $1 billion in the next several years, spanning four phases, totaling over 1.5 million sf of data center space.

“Utah is on a fiber network with excellent latency as well as reach,” said Swenson. “The area is also low for the risk of hurricanes, dust storms, or tornadoes. Access is excellent, especially with the expanding Salt Lake City International Airport. With recent changes to the tax law, we are now on equal footing with competitive data center markets in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon.”

"We welcome Novva to West Jordan," said Mayor Dirk Burton. "Their extensive, multi-million dollar project signals great confidence in our city's economic future and serves as a reminder that despite the trying times, West Jordan is open for business."

Layton Construction Company is the general contractor on this project.

“Our involvement in this project was modest,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “We congratulate our investors at Layton Construction and West Jordan for their successful efforts. We thank Wes Swenson for his continued support in growing Utah’s economy.”

Jake Berlin, business development manager, and Mike Flynn, COO, led this project for EDCUtah.

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