Texas A&M University System officials said Monday they are looking to partner with private companies to build a data center on the system’s research and education campus in Bryan.
The proposed data center would target the Houston market, but would also be an option for companies in Austin, Dallas and the Bryan-College Station area, system officials said.
A pre-proposal conference is set for Tuesday for companies or entities interested in developing the center, with formal proposals due on July 28.
The university system would provide about 30 acres for the data center on its RELLIS campus, officials said.
RELLIS is an acronym of the A&M core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity and selfless service.
System officials announced plans for the 2,000-acre RELLIS campus last year.
“We’ve been considering a data center since 2013, but the land and power supply wasn’t readily available,” Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp said in a written statement. “After the creation of the RELLIS campus last year, several companies approached us about the possibility of a public-private partnership to build it.”
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