In a boost for the data center market in Phoenix, Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that extends Arizona’s tax incentive package for data centers through 2033, providing extended visibility into the cost of operating in the state.
Data centers have provided an economic cushion for hard-hit county budgets in areas with clusters of cloud computing campuses. Data centers have been in growth mode, providing a bright spot as the pandemic has depressed revenues for state and county governments.
A proposal to triple a key tax rate for data centers in Prince William County in Northern Virginia appears headed for defeat after failing to gain the needed support from county supervisors.