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Iowa’s Big Three: Google, Facebook, and Microsoft

Late on Friday, the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board approved $20 million in tax-credit incentives for Microsoft, which announced plans to invest nearly $700 million in a data center initiative in West Des Moines, Iowa. Reportedly, Microsoft will use the funds … Continue reading

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Arizona Legislature Passes Significant Data Center Tax Incentives

The data center incentive arms race continues, as legislators in existing industry hubs are adopting beefed-up incentives to keep pace with up-and-coming states seeking to attract new projects. The latest state to pass enhanced incentives is Arizona, home to an … Continue reading

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NEWS: Texas Legislature Approves Significant Data Center Tax Incentives

The Texas Legislature has approved legislation to create a temporary sales tax exemption intended to attract major data center projects to Texas. The bill now goes to Governor Rick Perry, who has 20 days to decide whether to sign, veto, … Continue reading

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NSA and Gov. Gary Herbert Confident Data Center Can Avoid New Energy Tax

Gov. Gary Herbert and National Security Agency officials are confident they can work out an agreement to avert taxing the new Utah Data Center on millions of dollars in electricity it needs to run the mammoth computer farm. The Legislature this year … Continue reading

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Data Center Tax Incentives Series: Washington State

WASHINGTON STATE Highlights In 2010, the State of Washington passed data center sales and use tax legislation that resulted in a flurry of data center activity within the state. The state was able to land data center commitments from companies … Continue reading

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