A Research Triangle Park company is in negotiations to invest $60 million in a new data center in a Garner industrial park.
Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams said the economic development project was discussed by th Town Council in a closed session Thursday evening. Williams said the town has not been told the identity of the company.
Boston-based Fidelity Investments, which already operates a data center in RTP, confirmed today that it is looking to expand its operations.
“Fidelity is planning for incremental growth beyond the capacity we have at our existing data center facility,” Fidelity spokesman Vin Loporchio wrote in an e-mail. “Beyond that, however, we do not have anything to announce at this point.”
Williams said Wake County economic development officials have code named the project “F,” and have told Garner officials that the company has an existing presence in RTP.
Ken Atkins, executive director of Wake County Economic Development, declined to comment.
Williams said the company is looking at the Greenfield South industrial park near the intersection of U.S. 70 and Interstate 40.
He said the Town Council has been told the project would create between 20 to 35 jobs.