“We are happy to be a part of the Western New York community and are excited about our expansion plans. We are appreciative of our close partnerships with local municipalities and are grateful to our outstanding workforce in Lockport,” said David Dibble, executive vice president of central technology for Yahoo!. “Yahoo! is committed to being an environmentally responsible company, and we thank New York state and local authorities for working with us to ensure we continue to power our data center with clean energy.”
The Internet giant has sent an application to the Lockport industrial Development agency for a second data center, as well as a call center in Lockport for incentives, similar to when it opened its first call center.
Yahoo! opened that first call center in 2010.Yahoo! says it plans to contribute $3.5 million to a local community organization, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, over the next seven years.