New $45 Million Data Center in Pendleton

The Pendleton City Council has been asked to approve a lease with a $45 million data center at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport.

The East Oregonian reports that the council’s approval would finalize a 30-year lease with Makad Corp. to build a colocation data center on nearly 12 acres on Airport road.

The lease comes about six years after the city extended Airport Road to attract business.

Economic Development Director Steve Chrisman says the data center could generate as many as 45 jobs. He says the city could receive $295,970 in tax revenue in the next 25-27 years, as well as more than $826,600 over 28 years through rental fees.

About Pendleton

Pendleton is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. Developed along the Umatilla River, Pendleton was named in 1868 by the county commissioners for George H. Pendleton, Democratic candidate for vice-president in the 1864 presidential campaign. The population was 16,612 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Umatilla County.

Pendleton is the smaller of the two principal cities of the Pendleton–Hermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area. This micropolitan area covers Morrow and Umatilla counties and had a combined population of 87,062 at the 2010 census.

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