Apple is considering a data center in Prineville, close to the Facebook server farm.
The world's largest tech company is nearing a decision about whether to build a large data center in Prineville, a quarter mile south of the Facebook server farm that opened this year, according to two people with direct knowledge of Apple's plans.
Apple would be the latest in a quick succession of big-name tech companies to build a data center in Oregon. The state is a hot destination for server farms, which attract huge investment but employ relatively few.
Oregon's mild climate and relatively low power costs are part of the draw, but tax breaks are the big attraction.