Enlarge / An Apple data center under construction in Maiden, North Carolina, in 2010. (credit: Jason Miczek/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Apple is building a $1.375 billion center near Des Moines, Iowa, after having secured more than $200 million in tax credits from local government.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) said today that Apple will soon purchase 2,000 acres of land in Waukee, a fast-growing suburb of Des Moines.

That land will hold two data centers that will serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other Apple services.
The data center will support 157 jobs paying $7.8 million in wages, according to IEDA.

The facilities will run entirely on renewable energy, as do other Apple data centers. (Wind energy is big in the Hawkeye State.)
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