To determine the certification, FPL enlisted Biggins, Lacy and Shapiro (BLS), a leading economics and site selection firm, to conduct the study. The criteria for certification include reliable and redundant power, fiber infrastructure, competitive cost structures and locations insulated from man-made and natural risks. The Nassau Crossing Industrial Park, located near A1A/SR 200 and US 17, in Yulee, Florida, is appropriate for a stand-alone enterprise user or a co-location facility, and the site will physically accommodate either. For purposes of this analysis, the site was designed with 60,000-100,000 square feet of raised floor computer room, also known as “white space”, and both are presented to demonstrate scalability at this specific site or applicability to other sites. FPL offers businesses discounted electric rates and reliable infrastructure while also leveraging Florida’s vast long-haul and international fiber network.
“The data center sector is one of the fastest-growing property types in the United States and has a capital investment between $50 million up to $1 billion. That could be an incredible impact to our community’s economy,” said Laura DiBella, executive director of the Nassau County Economic Development Board. “Our hope is that by having our site pre-qualified by FPL, this will allow us to quickly meet market demand.”
The Jacksonville MSA is ranked number two for tech job growth by Forbes Magazine, Florida has also been ranked number two in tech hiring by The Dice Report and number two for Best Business Climate by Business Facilities Magazine.
To request a full study or download a site fact sheet, visit Nassau Crossing Industrial Park.