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Friday, May 04, 2012
Data hosting company ViaWest plans to nearly double the size of its Hillsboro data center.

Last fall, Adobe Systems, Digital Realty Trust and Fortune Data Centers each announced plans to open data centers in Hillsboro. All three are in enterprise zones, state-sanctioned tax havens that exempt their expensive computers from local property taxes. ViaWest is, too.
Those tax breaks, and the absence of a state sales tax, have made Oregon fertile ground for data centers. Equipping a large data center costs hundreds of millions of dollars. Really big facilities run well over $1 billion, and the tax breaks can save companies tens of millions of dollars -- depending on a project's size.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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