Economic development sometimes a long process
3 Jan 2024
Sometimes economic development projects happen over the course of a few months. Other times it can take years for a project to come to fruition. With the recent announcement about a data center coming to Aurora, I want to shed light on what it looks like when a project can take years to happen, in this case around 13+ years.
Aurora’s road to a data center technically started in the early 2010’s with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). At that time DED created a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to acquire ground across the state for a growing industry, which was data centers.