Data center operator DC BLOX, has announced it plans to build a major regional data center facility in Greenville County, South Carolina.

The planned Tier III facility will sit on a six-acre site in the County’s Global Business Park, and feature 45,000 square feet of data center space, which is expected to meet the demands of organizations across the Carolinas and North Georgia.

“DC BLOX believes in serving locally and connecting globally. We have long been attracted to this booming economic region, and are grateful to Greenville County, the Greenville Area Development Corporation, City of Greenville and the South Carolina Department of Commerce for working collaboratively with us to create a strong business case for DC BLOX to come to Greenville. We are excited to be able to serve South Carolina businesses and the greater Greenville and Upstate community,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX.

When built to full capacity, the South Carolina facility will have five data halls, including 10,000 square feet of tenant space with conference rooms, hoteling cubes and workstations. The data center is expected to also feature 15 megawatts of total critical power capacity.

“It’s exciting to see another company recognize the benefits of doing business here in South Carolina. We celebrate DC BLOX’s decision to locate in Greenville County, and we look forward to seeing them grow here in the Palmetto State,” stated Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina.

As announced, the six-acre South Carolina site was acquired with significant support and assistance from Global Trade Center / Fairforest of Greenville LLC and its CEO and Owner Vivian Wong. Construction of the planned data center is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021 and be operational by the third quarter.

DC BLOX estimates that the data center will bring an investment of over $200 million from the company and its tenant customers to the community.