Yahoo May Establish Data Center In Nebraska

    August 28, 2008

La Vista is located near the eastern edge of Nebraska.  Its Wikipedia page makes it sound like a pleasant enough place, and if the implications of some recent reports are right, the city is about to get a big boost courtesy of Yahoo.

Think "data center," those expensive things Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo love to establish in places where land is plentiful and electricity is cheap.

The Omaha World-Herald reports, "Yahoo has applied for state tax incentives to open and operate a facility in La Vista, and Gov. Dave Heineman said Tuesday that the state is close to making a ‘major announcement.’ . . .  The Internet search company . . . has applied under the Nebraska Super Advantage program, which requires a minimum $100 million investment and 50 high-salary jobs . . ."

Note that no deal’s been sealed, but if Yahoo can work something out, it’s likely to move into an existing building rather than construct a new one.  This will speed up both the delivery of benefits to La Vista and the company’s own plans.

A hat tip goes to Nicholas Carlson, and on one last important note, stock charts appear to indicate that Yahoo’s investors were neither particularly scared nor encouraged by the company’s interest in expanding.