Data Centers Could Water from Abandoned Coal Mines Lure Data Centers to SWVA? By Michael Pope • Oct 7, 2019 SparkFun Electonics via flickr.com / CC Loudoun County has the world’s largest concentration of data centers. But what about Southwest Virginia? One new economic development effort hopes to bring data centers to coal country. Bipartisanship Could Save Billions By Consolidating Data Centers By Michael Pope • Oct 12, 2017 (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Here’s something you don’t hear every day: Republicans and Democrats are working together in Washington to save billions of dollars.