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BREAKING: Trade unions back massive ‘rural crescent’ data center plan

A coalition of dozens of regional construction and labor unions are backing plans for a controversial, 800-acre data center campus known as the “PW Digital Gateway” proposed for rural, western Prince William County, further ramping up political pressure behind the project’s approval.

The Northern Virginia Labor Federation and the Baltimore-D.C. Building and Construction Trades Council, who together represent more than 50,000 construction and building trades workers in the D.C. metro region, have thrown their support behind the plan, citing high wages and steady employment opportunities for their workers. It is not uncommon for labor organizations to endorse a single development plan, but neither organization has publicly backed a data center project in Prince William County until now.

Union heads say the projects would generate construction jobs for years!

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