The bitcoin miner is working with public-private initiatives to create jobs and benefit community members in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Software and service company recently became a bitcoin miner CleanSpark announcement on September 16, a series of investments in Norcross, Ga., home of its new 87,000-foot data center, totaling $ 145 million. Over the next five years, the money is expected to be invested in Norcross Gwinnett County in a variety of areas including people, skilled and highly skilled jobs, food expansion, and investments in equipment and materials.
“We believe that bitcoin mining can make a positive contribution to the neighborhoods in which we operate,” said Zach Bradford, CEO and Chairman of CleanSpark, in the announcement. “We are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible partners and are proud to work with Partnership Gwinnett as we develop our relationships with other businesses and government organizations in Georgia.”
Gwinnett Partnership is a public-private initiative dedicated to creating new jobs and capital investment in its county. The company facilitates CleanSpark’s investment by connecting the miner with more than 100 businesses, municipalities and educational institutions supporting Partnership Gwinnett’s social mission.
Gwinnett County is located in the state of Georgia and is home to the most recently acquired data center by CleanSpark. The 87,000-foot facility at Norcross is expected to increase the company’s current bitcoin mining capacity by 650 petahashes per second (PH / s) once more than 6,000 S19 bitcoin miners are deployed. Norcross Data Center bought for $ 6.55 million in August is expected to provide 20 megawatts (MW) of electricity to CleanSpark’s mining operations.
“We are delighted to add another company to the fold that reflects our commitment to sustainability,” said Norcross Mayor Craig L. Newton, according to the announcement. “We are also exceptionally honored that such an innovative and forward-looking company as CleanSpark has intentionally chosen Norcross to house its brand new data center.
With its new data center, CleanSpark is expected to create 20 skilled and highly skilled jobs in the region with an average annual salary of $ 50,000. The $ 145 million that the bitcoin miner plans to invest in the Norcross facility and the global community over the next five years also includes $ 7.5 million in goods, $ 132 million in equipment and hardware, $ 4.1 million in people and $ 2 million in power expansion. The latter will be made possible through a collaboration with Georgia Power, and improvements are expected to benefit area electricity customers and community members.
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