August 25, 2014 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #1036831
The online retailing giant’s Vadata Inc. data center affiliate was approved for two state tax credits worth more than $81 million from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority to locate a data center project here. A 15-year, 100 percent sales tax exemption for the facility will leverage 120 projected jobs and an estimated $1.1 billion investment over several years, according to a project summary released by the Ohio Development Services Agency.
The 120 jobs will have a combined annual payroll of $9.63 million within three years, or an average salary of $80,000, the state said. A 15-year, 75 percent state income tax credit also approved Monday will generate another $4 million in savings for Vadata.August 25, 2014 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #1036838
Yowza is right! I hope this doesn’t end up in the middle of a cornfield, although the parcel will need to be pretty large. From what I know, they tend to design their buildings sustainably as well…green tech.August 25, 2014 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #1036843
Their HQ is in downtown Seattle, wonder if they’ll consider an urban location here?August 25, 2014 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #1036844
If this does occur, I would extremely surprised if it isn’t in New Albany or Dublin. This is a data center, with just a tiny amount of staff of 120. It will be in a cornfield and honestly I wouldn’t want something that huge in the middle of the city creating a huge dead zone all around it.August 25, 2014 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #1036846
That’s almost as much money as Amazon just spent buying Twitch:August 25, 2014 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm #1036876
I’m tired of all these billion-dollar companies getting huge tax breaks.August 25, 2014 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #1036877
The state would start collecting tax revenue for Amazon purchases shipped to Ohio addresses once they have a physical location, I imagine that’s a nice chunk of change. Anyone know Amazon sales numbers for Ohio?August 26, 2014 8:31 am at 8:31 am #1036914
I’m not sure if their datacenter affiliate counts for that?August 26, 2014 9:28 am at 9:28 am #1036923
If this does occur, I would extremely surprised if it isn’t in New Albany or Dublin.
New Albany was my immediate thought. They’ve added several similar data center projects in the past 2 or 3 years.August 26, 2014 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #1036992
Why not the old AOL/CompuServe facility on Henderson Road in Upper Arlington? If memory serves, Tree of Life’s attempts to house a school/church at the site have been successfully blocked by the City.August 26, 2014 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #1036996
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so where are they going to put the huge field of solar panels to power the thing?August 26, 2014 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #1037000
Why not the old AOL/CompuServe facility on Henderson Road in Upper Arlington? If memory serves, Tree of Life’s attempts to house a school/church at the site have been successfully blocked by the City.
It isn’t nearly large enough. If this gets built here it would be absolutely massive. Probably in upwards of a 1 million sf … which would roughly be 9 times the size of a large Giant Eagle Market District or put another way 1 million sf would equal the size the Huntington Tower.August 26, 2014 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #1037004
On the other end of the size spectrum is the McCoy Building–Chase’s sprawling facility on the north side–which is 2 million square feet.August 26, 2014 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #1037019
…or put another way 1 million sf would equal the size the Huntington Tower.
Now isn’t that a fun idea – a server tower!August 26, 2014 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #1037020
I think they should put it where I think they should put it.
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