Microsoft sites in metro Phoenix will be data centers

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Microsoft

By Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic

Microsoft’s two new sites on the west side of metro Phoenix will be data centers.

Months after city officials put Microsoft on the fast track to build in Goodyear, the city has released the facility’s site plan and a company spokesman confirmed the land will be used for data centers.

It’s not known how many jobs the data centers will bring.

“As part of our plans to support the growing demand for cloud and internet services in Arizona and across the Western United States, Microsoft recently purchased land at two locations in Goodyear, Arizona where we intend to develop world-class data center facilities,” a spokesman said in a written statement Friday morning.