(The Hosting News) – What would help entice you to build your state of the art data center at a particular location? Try $89 million dollars worth of tax breaks.
That’s exactly what the state did to help get Apple to build its presence in Reno. And according to an AP report, the Nevada Board of Economic Development recently endorsed the entire initiative.
Just how important was the tax initiative in getting Apple to an area known as “The Biggest Little City in the World?” “If we had not implemented that statute we would not have Apple here,” explained Steve of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development to the Associated Press.
Apple is planning to begin construction sometime later this year. “We hope to build Apple’s next data center in Reno to support Apple’s iTunes Store, App Store and incredibly popular iCloud services,” commented the company when initially announcing the project in June.
The Cupertino, California-based tech provider currently administers data centers in locations including North Carolina. The company is also working to construct one in Prineville, Oregon, also a home to a facility from top social network Facebook. Apple’s new data center facility will reportedly account for 350 acres. In addition to temporary construction jobs, it could be the source of 35 full-time employees, according to the AP.