LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news, and business information services, has announced its intention to build a new facility on a Springfield, Ohio, campus in the Southwest Ohio technology corridor. The facility is intended to significantly expand research and development for LexisNexis, host key online products for sister Reed Elsevier companies, and provide data management services. This facility will also serve as a physical backup to the current data center on the company's Miami Twp. campus. The Springfield site is in a technology corridor running between Dayton and Columbus and includes access to a high-speed data infrastructure, fire, police, and hospital services, Wittenberg University and nine other colleges and universities within 25 miles, according to Landess.
LexisNexis plans to build and equip the data-management facility with additional investments in the new technology campus from The Turner Foundation of Springfield and contingent upon funding from various governmental agencies participating in the project. The Springfield facility will include 40,000 square feet for a data center and 20,000 for research and development offices. It will be located on a 40-acre site near Interstate 70 and Ohio 41 and will bring an estimated 80 or more new jobs in systems management and research and development to the Springfield economy by 2007. The Turner Foundation of Springfield spearheaded the economic development project with assistance from the City of Springfield, Clark County, the Springfield/Clark County Chamber of Commerce and the State of Ohio. U.S. Representative David Hobson (R) has also been singled out for his role in brokering the deal.