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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman was on site to help open the 180,000 sq ft data center in La Vista built by Yahoo!

Local news reports quoted Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang as saying "There will be users from all across the world accessing the data that is stored behind us, so this is becoming a global link for information and data."

'Now they are here in Nebraska and we're really excited," says Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman.

"Yahoo! is thrilled to be growing the in the nation's Heartland. Greater Omaha's quality of workforce and location is matched only by the tremendous hospitality we have felt from everyone since coming to the state of Nebraska," says David Dibble, executive vice president of service engineering and operations.

"There were articles about 10-12 years ago about this area being the silicon prairie, but now it's certainly centralized in La Vista, so congratulations," Lee Terry(R), Nebraska Representative.

It is thought that around 50 full time jobs were created at the site about half of which is in the process of being commissioned in Phase 1. Plans for commissioning phase two remain on paper.