Sarpy County made a pitch for a new data center north of Springfield with an application for state aid in support of the $200 million project.
The County Board voted Tuesday to apply for a $750,000 grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development that would help pave roads and bring water lines out to the 140-acre site at 144th Street and Schram Road.
County Administrator Mark Wayne said the application is key to landing the unnamed data center, which has been code-named Project Oasis.
The Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation is trying to broker a deal, and the few public officials who know the company's identity are keeping it quiet, citing nondisclosure agreements. Wayne said he doesn't know the name of the company, but he urged those who do not to reveal it.
“If the (company) name gets out for any reason, you lose the project,” he said.
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Sarpy County is trying to land Project Oasis, a $200 million data center north of Springfield. Meantime, you can still audition for the job of person-who-code-names-secret-economic-development-projects. In one or two words, what would you call the next big hush-hush project that comes to the metro area?
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