Technology service provider CoSentry will build a new $31.6 million data center in Lenexa, creating more than 60 jobs. CoSentry is a one source provider of data center, cloud computing and managed technical services.
“CoSentry performed an extensive market analysis prior to selecting the Kansas City area for our newest data center,” said Doug West, vice president and general manager for CoSentry’s south region. “We considered factors including business climate, incentives and power costs. We started with 21 markets, and the Kansas City area ultimately rose to the top after a two-year evaluation process.”
CoSentry will purchase 57,517 square feet at 14500 W. 105th Street in Lenexa. Colliers International led the real estate search on behalf of the company, which is expected to begin construction next month.
“I am pleased that CoSentry has chosen Lenexa as the location for its new data center,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “The community and state were well positioned to recruit CoSentry to the area, and I look forward to a long and successful partnership with the company.”
The Kansas City region is home to more than 300 companies in the technology and IT industry, employing more than 65,000. The region ranks among the nation's top three for IT workforce availability. As home to Sprint's world headquarters, major AT&T regional facilities and now the first two cities in the world to receive Google Fiber, the area is a focal point both for long-haul fiber and transcontinental fiber networks, as well as innovative new technology.
KCP&L is the largest energy provider in the region, a critical asset for data centers. Operational efficiencies have allowed KCP&L to reduce prices four times since 1987, making Kansas City one of the country's most competitively priced energy markets.
The Lenexa Chamber and Economic Development Council and the Kansas City Area Development Council worked together with the Commerce Department to bring CoSentry to Lenexa.
About CoSentryCoSentry serves as a one source provider of data center, cloud computing and managed technical services. The company also provides diverse and robust colocation and managed Internet services. For more information, go to www.CoSentry.com.