Friday, May 04, 2012
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.