Part II -Lower Operating Costs Drive Interest in Northwest

As a follow up to last week’s post regarding data center activity in the Northwest,please read below for the effect of taxes on data centers in the Northwest region:

Data center demand has largely been the domain of the top tier 1 markets. Just as the data center industry has caught the eye of investors,so has new geographic opportunities. In recent years,eastern Washington has attracted several large data centers facilities in Grant (Quincy/Moses Lake) and Douglas (East Wenatchee) counties. Microsoft,Intuit,Yahoo,VMWare,T-Mobile and more recently,Dell Computers have developed data centers. The focus of these companies has been in Wenatchee,Quincy and Moses Lake. Oregon . . . →Read More:Part II -Lower Operating Costs Drive Interest in Northwest

Data Center Activity Reins on the Northwest

At the height of the telecom and Internet expansion during the 90s,the Northwest was considered a Tier 2 region because of its physical distance to other major cities and the limited population mass. For most carriers,it was the last piece of the national telecom network before the market crashed. When data centers began to proliferate a few years ago,the Northwest was still seen as the domain of local enterprise users like Boeing,Microsoft and Amazon. Recently,there has been strong interest by national data center developers and enterprise users for data centers in Washington and Oregon. The demand for new data centers in the Northwest is driven . . . →Read More:Data Center Activity Reins on the Northwest