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Reno Gets World's Biggest Data Center

The world's largest lithium battery factory in the world is getting a new neighbor at an industrial park east of Reno — the world's biggest data center.

The Las Vegas-based Switch plans to invest $1 billion in the 3 million square foot "supernap" center. It will be built on 1,000 acres at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, where Tesla Motors currently is building its $5 billion gigafactory to make batteries to power its electric cars.

Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the plan in his State of the State address Thursday night along with a $1 billion expansion of Switch data space in Las Vegas, for a total investment of $2 billion.

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He says it will make Nevada the most digitally connected state in the nation.
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