Senate Bill 584 would position Missouri as a leading location for Data Centers

Missouri Chamber

Missouri will have a strong tool for luring one of the fastest growing industries to our state if Gov. Nixon signs Senate Bill 584 into law. On the final day of the 2014 Legislative Session, lawmakers gave final approval to an omnibus bill that contained a provision to exempt from sales tax resources or equipment used or consumed in the production or facilitation of a data center, including utilities and electricity.

That provision will give Missouri a significant boost above other states wooing data centers and server farms. A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

“Companies are investing billions of dollars right now to build and establish data centers as the demand for storage of electronic data continues to grow exponentially,” said Dan Mehan, Missouri Chamber president and CEO.

Missouri is an ideal location for data centers…

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