Switch announced it has begun construction on "SuperNAP NV-8" and "SuperNAP NV-9", a six hundred thousand plus square foot data center expansion set for opening in 2012. To support its objectives, Switch has concluded $124 Million in growth financing with Citigroup, Nevada State Bank, Bank of Nevada, City National Bank and Intel Capital.
Over the next several years, Switch will spend roughly $400,000,000 expanding the SuperNAP West Campus making it the largest active building project in the state supporting over 3000 construction jobs and creating hundreds of permanent operational and technical jobs in Nevada. Steve Hill, Interim Director, Governor's Office of Economic Development said, "The SuperNAP projects located at the Las Vegas Digital Exchange Campus are the cornerstone of a new technology vertical for the Nevada economy at a time when economic diversification is paramount to a more stable future for Nevada. Switch represents the bridge between economic development and economic diversification."
Governor Brian Sandoval said the expansion was "a great advancement for the State of Nevada. Switch's leadership in the technology industry demonstrates that Nevada is a great place for innovation. The economic impact of this expansion extends well beyond the construction phase and will lead to technology companies calling the Las Vegas Digital Exchange Campus their home."