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Why a Texas blockchain company is breaking ground on a second facility in North Dakota

Applied Blockchain, a Texas company, recently broke ground on a $100 million facility in Ellendale, North Dakota, their second such facility in the state. Why North Dakota? Host Thomas Evanella breaks it down.

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Applied Blockchain broke ground on a nearly $100 million, 180 megawatt high-performance computing center Thursday, Sept. 8 in Ellendale, North Dakota.

The groundbreaking in Ellendale closely follows the opening of a similar facility in Jamestown, which went online earlier in 2022. What brought the Texas company to North Dakota, and how do locals feel about this new facility? Host Thomas Evanella breaks it down.

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The rural North Dakota town, located over two hours southwest of Fargo, will soon be home to high-performance computing and data processing. CEO Wes Cummins said the investment in Ellendale follows what's been a "great experience" at the company's Jamestown facility.
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Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over three years, primarily reporting on business news. He's also the host of the InForum Business Beat podcast, which can be streamed at InForum.com/podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Reach him at tevanella@forumcomm.com or by calling 701-241-5518. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.
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