Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Carfax will invest $10.8 million to upgrade its data center operation in Loudoun County.
Carfax is one of more than 3,000 corporations using more than 6 million square feet of data center space within a six-mile radius of Ashburn. Another 3 million square feet is under construction. More than 70 percent of the world’s Internet traffic passes through Loudoun County data centers every day.
Carfax maintains a database with more than 15 billion vehicle history records made available to consumers, dealers, insurers and law enforcement, and handles almost 3 million information requests every day.
The company also is investing $5 million to expand its headquarters in Fairfax County, creating 120 new jobs there.
“We applaud Carfax for expanding their operations in Loudoun County’s ‘Data Center Alley,’ one of the most important IT neighborhoods in the world,” Loudoun Economic Development’s Executive Director Buddy Rizer said in a statement. “This is a great example of how the Commonwealth and neighboring jurisdictions can work together to provide the right solutions to help a great company like Carfax grow in Virginia.”