On March 1, 2012, the City of Westerville officially dedicated the WeConnect Community Data Center, a carrier-neutral facility that will create or retain more than 900 jobs by offering an array of world-class services designed to help local businesses grow. The benefits of new technological services to residents, businesses, institutions, and government agencies provided by WeConnect are the "first of their kind" to deliver and secure economic strength and development in the area.
Construction on the 16,000 square foot facility was completed in November 2011, with the first business moving into the space the following month to take advantage of the suite of services designed to significantly reduce the cost of doing business. In a unique public/private partnership, the City owns the data center infrastructure, while Involta, a national provider of data center services, manages operations.
WeConnect delivers the latest cutting edge technologies and services to the business community, which include: