April 25, 2022--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Data centers mean big business throughout in the U.S. and throughout the world. As people turned online for shopping, work and school while the COVID-19 came to prominence, investment in data centers became stronger than ever and remains high. 'Growth for this sector is off the charts, and there's no end in sight. The need for data centers continues to grow as the demand grows and we continue to become such an electronic society,' said David Pickering, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Industrial Manufacturing Industry, in a March webinar. Industrial Info is tracking more than $21 billion worth of data centers that are under construction in the U.S. Arizona and Virginia lead in terms of overall spending, with more than $5.8 billion in data center projects under construction. In particular, the towns of Mesa in Arizona and Manassas in Virginia are attracting a great deal of activity from such notable players as Facebook parent company <a href='https://about.facebook.com/' target='_blank'>Meta Platforms Incorporated</a> (<a href='https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/fb' target='_blank'>NASDAQ:FB</a>), <a href='https://ir.aboutamazon.com/overview/default.aspx' target='_blank'>Amazon.com Incorporated</a> (<a href='https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/amzn' target='_blank'>NASDAQ:AMZN</a>) and Japan's <a href='https://group.ntt/en/' target='_blank'>Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation</a>.