There’s good reason why Chicago is one of the most sought-after data center markets in the United States.
The city and it’s surroundings, like Elk Grove Village, have a business-friendly environment, with specific benefits to data center development.
As far as resilience, the area has a relatively low risk profile for flooding, seismic activity, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.
The local power supply is also relatively strong, including a new Elk Grove smart substation. This new substation was recently brought online and will be able to support 60MVA of additional load to the area. The cost of power is relatively inexpensive, rounding out an already impressive power profile.