BOISE -- The economy of Idaho's capital city continues to be defined more and more by technology. And community leaders hope a groundbreaking Thursday afternoon will continue that trend.
Builders and dignitaries broke ground on a multi-million dollar data center, located just of Victory Road in South Boise.
The center will be the second data storage facility owned by Involta.
The $11.5 million, 34,000 square foot building will store large amounts of data for multiple companies. Involta said its anchor tenants will be Winco Foods and St. Luke's Health System.
A number of local and state dignitaries were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony, including Gov. C.L. Butch Otter and Boise Mayor David Bieter.
Officials hope having a large data storage center in Boise will help draw big tech companies to the area.
Involta General Manager Reed Disney says that's exactly what will happen, adding to this community's ever-growing technology base.
The economics are such that this kind of a facility can draw IT companies to the area and it actually adds additional jobs, by the nature of it being sort of a utility, another utility, of the region, said Disney.
About ten people will be employed at the center, once its completed later this year.