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Two New Valley Locations Named Top Sites for Data Centers

Sites in Hopkinsville, Ky., and Cookeville, Tenn., have been added to TVA’s list of prime locations ready for data center development. A study by Deloitte Consulting commissioned by TVA has determined that the Hopkinsville Data Park and a site at the Highland Business Park in Cookeville have attributes that make them well suited for development.

Both sites possess the excellent accessibility, strong telecommunications infrastructure, and availability of reliable electric power that match the requirements of the data center industry. These are the latest additions to an elite list of 22 locations in the TVA region designated by Deloitte and TVA as potential sites for data center development.

“We applaud TVA for establishing this readiness designation program which will greatly enhance our ongoing recruitment efforts," said Eston Glover, president and CEO of Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation and chairman of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Economic Development Council. "Pennyrile Rural Electric is committed to providing reliable power to this site.”

George Halford, president and CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, said, “The city of Cookeville has taken the required steps to improve this site, and those extra efforts are paying off. This site recognition by TVA and Deloitte tells the data center industry that we are ready for business.”

John Bradley, senior vice president for TVA Economic Development, congratulated all parties involved for their efforts. “Recognizing these potential sites is an important part of TVA's economic development strategy to recruit data centers to our region,” he said. “TVA will work with the local community, state and regional partners to actively market these sites to prospective companies.”

Learn more about TVA Economic Development’s data center identification program.