Earlier this week DC BLOX announced plans to expand their business into Horry County. The Myrtle Beach business economy is projected to grow approximately $400 million in value with the construction of a new Cable Landing Station (CLS). It will also create new jobs in South Carolina to function as a data storage center.
The Cable Landing Station, or CLS, is intended as a ground for subsea optical communication cables connecting Southeast North America to South America. The primary functions of a CLS are:
Myrtle Beach will be the company’s second data center location in South Carolina following Greenville. The 40,800 square foot facility will be located on a 21.12-acre lot in the Myrtle Beach International Technology & Aerospace Park. Expansion of the building is anticipated, and will correlate with increase in demand. Project investment stands at an approximate $31.5 million so far.
The Myrtle Beach business landscape has long been considered prime for operations due to lower taxes and accessibility. It is the halfway point between New York and Miami and is a two-day commute by car for about two-thirds of the United States population. Wages are competitive amongst workers and there is a relatively low rate of unionization.
DC BLOX, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and is a leader in providing reliable and secure tier III data centers and connectivity to businesses in growing markets. CEO Jeff Uphues is excited about the upcoming development; “The Southeast is exploding with opportunity and investments in digital infrastructure are key to its growth.”
To learn more, visit DC BLOX to Build New Cable Landing Station in Myrtle Beach, SC – DC BLOX