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Data Center Mid-Atlantic Submarkets Surge

Digital Summit: From Baltimore to Manassas, Richmond and Virginia Beach, How to Make the Best Investment in Today's Hottest Asset Class

Digital Summit Ended On: Wednesday June 23 2021

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Digital Summit Speakers and Panels

A Word From: Prince William County Department of Economic Development

Christina Winn
Opening Remarks

Christina Winn

Executive Director, Prince William County Department of Economic Development

Data Center Mid-Atlantic Submarkets Surge

Analyzing Site Selection and Expansion Opportunity In Mid-Atlantic Submarkets, as well as Infrastructure and Operations Driving Efficiency For Facilities Coming Online

Phill Lawson-Shanks

Phill Lawson-Shanks

CIO, Aligned

Why This Matters

What You'll Learn: 

The Mid-Atlantic has been home to one of the most vibrant markets for the data center sector, with much of the attention dedicated to Northern VA, and primarily "Data Center Alley." While this specific hotbed for development and investment gets most of the attention, there are many notable submarkets in the greater Mid-Atlantic region that also boast immense availability to connectivity, low-cost power with opportunities to capitalize on renewable opportunity, as well as economic incentives from county to county providing a number of viable options. 


  1. How much do incentives play as one of the key ingredients in the site selection process? How are providers and submarkets collaborating to impact local communities and potential for data center growth? 
  2. What challenges and expansion opportunities for data centers are unique to the region and its submarkets, and how much has cloud computing and transformation affected growth?
  3. How do Mid-Atlantic submarkets compare to other fast-growing submarkets markets around the country?
  4. How are edge computing and high-density facilities creating new opportunities to expand into niche markets? Are providers seeing new value at the edge? 
  5. What are the key demand drivers for efficiency and how is it achieved? How is further investment in infrastructure outside of Data Center Alley increasing efficiency and performance? 


How You'll Do More Business: Outside of industrial, data centers are one of the hottest asset classes to invest in for many reasons including the need for connectivity and fast, accessible data. But Data Center Alley - one of the hottest areas to build data centers - only has so much land available, and the cost to develop their continues to increase as the market evolves. What markets, from Baltimore to Virginia Beach and beyond, are catching the eyes of data center developers and operators, and why? Plus, for those with land for sale, or looking to delve into the data center space, this virtual event will teach you where, and how, to make the best investments. 


Who You'll Meet: Top providers, owners, architects, contractors, developers, end-users, brokers, lawyers and other leaders within the greater Mid-Atlantic region.


What You Get: Access to all live content, panel replays on-demand, and live networking that is dynamic and actually useful. Networking tools include direct messaging, lobby chat and speed networking which have led to over 5,000 matches this year.


For questions, recommendations, comments, or press inquiries please email our Mid-Atlantic Senior Event Producer, Elizabeth Baker at


Time Activity
9:00 AM
9:45 AM
Virtual Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:45 AM
11:00 AM
Data Center Mid-Atlantic Submarkets Surge
Analyzing Site Selection and Expansion Opportunity In Mid-Atlantic Submarkets, as well as Infrastructure and Operations Driving Efficiency For Facilities Coming Online
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
More Networking!