Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
Vadata Inc
Parent Company: 
Amazon.com
Subsidy Source: 
multiple
Location: 
Ohio
Project Description: 

data center/server farm

Year: 
2014
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-internet
Subsidy Value: 
$93,700,000
Program Name: 
multiple
Awarding Agency: 
multiple
Type of Subsidy: 
MEGADEAL
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 
120
Wage Data: 
$80,000
Wage Data Type: 
average annual salary
Capital Investment: 
$1,100,000,000
Source of Data: 

The estimated value and the breakdown of the subsidy package as well as the jobs and investment data were taken from: Carrie Ghose, "Speaking of Amazon, billion-dollar data farms become Midwest cash crop," Columbus Business First (Ohio), August 29, 2014. Local subsidies are taken from: Earl Rinehart, "Development; Amazon subsidiary closing in on Dublin site," The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), February 27, 2015. Steve Wartenberg, "Development; New Albany likely site of Amazon data center," The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), May 19, 2015. Both via Nexis.com.

Notes: 

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved Vadata Inc, an Amazon.com affiliate, for an estimated $93.7 million subsidy package that will be paid over several years for three data centers located in Dublin, Hilliard and New Albany. The company will be exempt for 15 years from sales tax on the equipment and will receive a 75 percent credit on the state income tax withholding for jobs created at the facility. Dublin offered free land valued at $6.8 million and a 10-year $500,000 performance-based grant. Hilliard provided a 15-year 100 percent property tax abatement estimated at $5.4 million over the period. New Albany also offered 100 percent tax abatements for 15 years whose value has not been estimated. Jobs are estimated new jobs. Investment is the projected cost of the facility. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: a 2014 $4 million entry for Vadata from JCTC .

Source Notes: 
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