Quincy for Cloud Computing, Data Centers.
According to a new research and site selection report on cost-effective locations for cloud computing and data centers, Quincy, Washington ranks as the lowest cost market for power in the United States and is one of the most attractive locations in the country to build and operate a data center.
Quincy, Washington is a premiere low-cost location for cloud computing and high-tech businesses.
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Over the past few years, several major cloud computing and high tech companies have located in the Quincy, WA area, including Dell, Intuit, Microsoft, Sabey Corporation, Vantage Data Centers, and Yahoo! – Port of Quincy
From CBRE Research and CBRE Data Center Solutions report Site Selection Strategies for Enterprise Data Centers: In Quincy, electric power is supplied by two hydroelectric dams that produce renewable power at a highly competitive rate. Increasingly, data center clients are evaluating the power source along with the cost of power. Thus, the low cost of power and its renewable source make Quincy an attractive market for users…” Download the full report here The report also states that Quincy has a low “net tax burden as a share of total project cost,” and low “land costs as a share of total project cost.”
Additionally, the report indicates that a typical 5 megawatt (MW) enterprise data center project in the U.S. costs $270.1 million over a 10-year period. However, locating a data center in a low-cost location such as Quincy could result in potential savings of up to$140.9 million to site-selection savvy users. According to CBRE, markets with the highest costs are: Silicon Valley, San Antonio, Texas, Boston, Chicago and Minneapolis. The cost to build and operate an enterprise data center in these markets typically ranges from $276.6 million to $368.4 million. – Port of Quincy.
Furthermore, the report says that data centers can be located anywhere where there are strong power and data connections; however, investors and owners who are building one-user “enterprise” data centers are being drawn to rural locations such as Quincy, Washington where land is inexpensive and the area is low risk (meaning that natural disasters rarely occur), and where development or tax incentives and low power prices can be found. Read more about Tax Exemptions Extended for Certain Purchases by Eligible Data Centers and Their Tenants.
Quincy, Washington listed as one of the 5 Most Affordable Markets for Data Centers.
A benefit for power users in Quincy is the Wanapum Dam, which provides more than 1,000 megawatts of hydroelectric power that goes to supply data centers owned and operated by Yahoo, Dell, Microsoft and other firms. The dam allows the local utility company, the Grant County Public Utility District, to offer power at less than 3 cents per kW, making it the place with the lowest power cost of any market in the U.S., according to CBRE. – Robert Carr, National Real Estate Investor®
About Port of Quincy
Located in the center of Washington State near the Columbia River, the Port of Quincy is ranked as one of the top low-cost rural locations in the United States for business and economic development with a full array of infrastructure including: plentiful low-cost hydropower electricity, high-capacity bandwidth dark fiber, an abundant supply of irrigation water, a major interstate freeway (I-90), a large capacity water treatment system, an ample supply of natural gas, a skilled workforce, approved foreign trade zone status, relatively inexpensive industrial and commercial properties, nearby commercial air service, a key cross-country rail mainline (fromSeattle to Chicago), a modern rail intermodal terminal, and a central location in the heart of Washington State’s most productive irrigated agricultural region. The Port of Quincy has premier sites for food processing and food manufacturing companies, warehousing and distribution companies, high-tech companies and data centers, etc. At the Port of Quincy major fresh produce and food processing & distribution companies such as ConAgra Foods (Lamb Weston), National Frozen Foods, NORPAC, Amway-Nutrilite, Simplot, Oneonta, Stemilt, CMI, Double Diamond, Jones Produce, Lineage Logistics, etc. find themselves next to technology companies like Dell, Intuit, Microsoft, Sabey, Vantage and Yahoo!.