The Missouri Legislature has a number of incentives to consider before its session ends May 15 that could attract new data centres to the state. That was the message of a briefing in Jefferson City by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and representatives of the data centre industry and related developers. Industry investment in data centres will be an estimated US$10 billion to US$12 billion within the next three years, according to the Missouri Chamber.
Citing the state’s cheap power and central location, Jim Grice, a member of the Missouri Coalition for Data Centers, said in a statement, “Missouri meets or exceeds every requirement that data centre operators look for except one. Missouri lacks a supportive tax framework that recognizes the unique nature of data centre operations and capital investment.”
Source: biz journals