CAPRE Exclusive: Washington State Data Center Insiders Discuss State of the Market in 2020, Participate in CAPRE Industry Survey

Hillsboro continues to attract significant data center development due to its low cost of land, connectivity to Asia and proximity to Washington and California. Meanwhile, technology companies such as Amazon and Microsoft continue to drive activity in Greater Seattle and Eastern Washington markets. On December 8 2020, CAPRE facilitated an important northwest digital infrastructure market update with a focus on Seattle, Eastern Washington,  and the Portland/Hillsboro markets. The two hour-long digital event featured two key panel discussions as well as some smaller focused discussions, and honed in on key questions including: How will the unique digital infrastructure needs of this population be served in the years ahead? Has COVID-19 accelerated demand for the myriad of services, due to work from home and school from home? What might demand look like post-COVID? Will temporary changes become permanent? What are the underlying demand fundamentals at the end of 2020, going into 2021? How will hyperscale continue to define the future of the industry with site selection decision making, design requirements and other unique preferences? After some sponsor remarks & a slideshow by Craig Larsen, Business Development Manager for the Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority, the first of two panels kicked off with a request by the panel's moderator, Brian Klebash, asking panelist Patrick Boss, Senior Director of Business Development for Public Relations and Government Affairs at the Cascade Consulting Group to provide a lay of the land in the Pacific Northwest digital…