ViaWest's Minnesota data center recently qualified for state tax incentives. While ViaWest opened the data center a year ago, the new incentive will mean savings for the organization. The company's focus on opening data centers west of the Mississippi River has allowed it to effectively cover many Midwestern states' needs for data processing.
"ViaWest's qualification for this program provides another benefit to companies seeking data center space and colocation in Minnesota," said Dan Curry, ViaWest's Director of Sales for Minnesota.
Previously, the St. Paul and Minneapolis region of Minnesota have been underserved by the greater data center community. However, the recent developments have made the area much more attractive for businesses. Twenty megawatt data centers from DataBank and a third Minnesota data center from Cologix have rounded out some of the offerings in the area.
The state is already a potentially lucrative spot for data centers because electricity is relatively cheap and there are no personal property tax laws within the state. Some officials within data center companies are calling Minnesota "the new edge" for providers.
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