(The Hosting News) – Tax incentives may result in widespread interest in data center construction in Missouri. The AP recently reported that lawmakers in the state are looking at such a proposal.
Specifically, companies choosing to construct facilities in the state would be granted tax exemptions, a move that would help aid Missouri’s economy by adding both construction and company jobs.
The proposal comes as part of a legislative package that also includes other proposals.
Commenting in the AP report, president of Associated Industries of Missouri Ray McCarty stated, “”We believe it’s going to make Missouri very competitive with other states that have these types of incentives, where today we’re missing out on opportunities because other states have incentives specifically to target data centers.”
Meanwhile, by the end of this week, the proposal could receive a vote.
In past years, other states have provided incentives for data center construction. One notable one includes Washington State, who in 2010 passed a bill allowing tax incentives for companies considering data center construction (the bill included a 15 month time frame). Lawmakers recently considered an extension. However, it wasn’t passed.
Oklahoma, which borders Missouri, has had success in attracting data center attention from one of the nation’s top companies. Google first planned a data center in the state in 2007. For more information, view the AP report at Canadian Business: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/45854–mo-considers-incentives-package-for-data-centers