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SHERIDAN — An independent consultant has given Sheridan the green light to start recruiting small data centers to the area.
The Wyoming Business Council provided financial backing for Joe Sharkey of TMNG Global to spend two days in town and assess the city’s amenities and infrastructure. From there, he was asked to gauge the area’s readiness for technology-based businesses.
This week’s survey is a repeat of a visit Sharkey conducted a few years ago, when he advised Sheridan officials more work was needed in order to compete in the market to recruit new data centers to the area.
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey said Sharkey’s feedback is encouraging.
“With a month’s preparation, we can go ahead and get out and immediately start marketing to the most numerous types of data centers, which are those under the eight megawatt range,” Kinskey said. “We’ve got the carnation. We’ve got the tuxedo. We’re going to the dance.”
Look for details in an extended version of this story in Wednesday’s edition of The Sheridan Press.