How Microsoft picked the West Valley for its data centers

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Microsoft Plenty of power, land and workers all played a role By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal Microsoft Corp. executives first began exploring the Phoenix area for its three data centers in April 2013 when APS executives flew them around in a helicopter to see the lay of the land. The tech giant’s project was …

AAED luncheon will focus on Microsoft’s Arizona story

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Microsoft AZBigMedia “Microsoft’s Arizona Story” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) September luncheon.  It will be held on Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Jim Collins, Microsoft’s director of energy markets, Americas; datacenter strategy, planning and development; and Microsoft Cloud …

El Mirage Mayor Alexis Hermosillo hopes Microsoft puts her city on high-tech, economic development map

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Microsoft By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter El Mirage Mayor Alexis Hermosillo hopes Microsoft planned data center is just the beginning of more technology and industrial projects landing in the West Valley city. Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is locating a 240,000 square foot data center in El Mirage on 150 acres. Microsoft paid more …

Microsoft data centers in Goodyear, El Mirage to have renewable energy focus

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Microsoft By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Microsoft’s three new data centers in Goodyear and El Mirage will be powered with 100 percent renewable energy. That includes via collaborations with Tempe-based First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR), Arizona Public Service (APS) and getting solar energy from a 150MW First Solar production facility in Maricopa, according …

Documents confirm what Microsoft is building in Goodyear

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Microsoft Tech giant recently made its second land purchase of 147 acres in the area By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal Two sites Microsoft Corp. purchased in Goodyear will be developed into data centers. “As part of our plans to support the growing demand for cloud and internet services in Arizona and across the Western United States, …

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 …

Microsoft buys up more Phoenix-area land for $37 million

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Microsoft Microsoft spent $37 million on about 147 acres in Goodyear By Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic Microsoft purchased another big chunk of land on metro Phoenix’s west side, this time for $37 million. The Washington-based tech giant bought about 147 acres of Goodyear land on the southeast corner of Indian School and Citrus roads near …

Microsoft to start construction on Goodyear facility

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the PHX 10-11 project By Connor Dziawura | West Valley View Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord and city council members recently approved an agreement allowing Microsoft to begin construction on 279 acres of land south of I-10 and Phoenix Goodyear Airport. Microsoft purchased the swath of land – between the north side of Broadway Road and …