Columbus earns spotlight in 2023 national data center overview

Newmark named Columbus, Ohio as one of its emerging markets to watch in its recap of the 2023 data center sector. Here’s what they said.

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Downtown Columbus, Ohio above the Ohio Statehouse. | Photo via Canva

Tell us if this sounds familiar: The CBUS tech scene is earning national recognition.

Columbus was named an emerging market by Newmark, a global real estate company, in its 2023 US Data Center Market Overview. This comprehensive guide examines key regions for current projects and future growth to determine hot markets. In short, Columbus has been hot.

“Even before Intel announced plans in January 2022 ... the Columbus metro area had quietly emerged as a prime location for mega investments in future-looking industries,” reads the Newmark report.

So how did the city earn this recognition? Let’s take a look at the data.

  • Columbus data center inventory has grown 146% between 2012-2021.
  • Columbus currently has 40+ data centers in operation, owned by 25 different companies.
  • There are 11,000+ acres of commercial land available for more development, nearly the size of Manhattan.

Want more? Check out our dive into data centers in central Ohio.