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Data Centers

Ample, affordable and stable renewable energy

Tech leaders like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have invested billions in data centers in Iowa. The state has affordable and ample wind energy, a stable grid, a high density of telecommunications infrastructure and low costs for construction projects. In addition, the state of Iowa may offer 50 or 100 percent refunds on sales and use tax for data center projects.

#1

in the nation in wind energy as a percentage of total power output

EIA, 2016
18%

lower construction costs than national average

NAI Global
#6

lowest cost of doing business in the country

Forbes, 2017

Data Centers in Iowa

Facebook
Google
Microsoft

Iowa offers the second lowest cost of doing business in the U.S.

In the safe zone

Low earthquake and blackout risk

Source: USGS Earthquake Hazard Program

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Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 1.515.725.3000
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