Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry
data center/server farm
The value and the breakdown of the subsidy package are taken from: "What the State, local deals say," The News & Observer, February 11, 2007. For the deal overview, see also: Good Jobs First, Growing Pennsylvania's High-Tech Economy, pp. 55-62, 2010; available on line at: http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/pdf/PAhightech2010%20-%20FINAL.pdf.
The $254 million figure estimated in news articles was based on Google's all of its obligations. The package included: a 100 percent business personal property tax exemption and an 80 percent real estate tax abatement, together worth approximately $165 million over 30 years, from the local governments and about $89 million in state sales tax exemptions on electricity and equipment over 30 years. An estimated $700,000 for road improvements was to come from the NC Department of Transportation. The company was also granted $4.7 million in Job Development Grant but it turned down the offer (see Jonathan B. Cox, "Google Gives Back State Grant," News & Observer, December 5, 2008). Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: none.