Microsoft`s proposed data center in Mount Pleasant would likely be the first beneficiary of a bill introduced Monday to exempt data center equipment, software and other costs from state sales and use taxes.
The bill`s authors, Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls, and Sen. Romaine Robert Quinn, R-Cameron, say the exemption is needed to attract tech companies that are rapidly developing networks of data centers to support their cloud computing customers...
Ken Notes: We need to be careful. The new project needs to create enough value to pay for the infrastructure investments needed for the project and already made in the area. I would do this with a development agreement a good development agreement. I also do not like legislation targeted at a single large project. Most of our jobs still come from smaller companies...
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