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    Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Good for Iowa!



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    If Iowa could just cancel winter and drive out the tavern hawks. I would move back in a heartbeat



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    So this is the third commitment to build a $1 billion + project in Iowa in less than a year. Great news for the state of Iowa. Though I wonder how many millions in tax credits they received to build this.



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Another company put in site plans for a data center across the street to that too. Soooo...when is google fiber coming ;)



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Rather awesome. And I doubt it's the last big data center to be built here.



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    This is when I like having the word Datacenter in a past title.


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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    So this is the third commitment to build a $1 billion + project in Iowa in less than a year. Great news for the state of Iowa. Though I wonder how many millions in tax credits they received to build this.
    Worked at the IDED, now IEDA, (state economic dev dept) and I'm certain it's a huge amount.



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Worked at the IDED, now IEDA, (state economic dev dept) and I'm certain it's a huge amount.
    Good job state of Iowa. We should not charge businesses like this any taxes for 10+ years. Good paying jobs are more important than possible tax revenues.


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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Worked at the IDED, now IEDA, (state economic dev dept) and I'm certain it's a huge amount.
    They were getting tax credits anywhere they went. Better here than somewhere else.



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    They were getting tax credits anywhere they went. Better here than somewhere else.
    I didn't say it was wrong. Just addressed the question.



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Great! GOOD PAYING JOBS FOR IOWA! Congrats to whoever helped get this done!



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    I don't think these data centers really employ a lot of people.. Maybe 20-30, I think the google data center in cb employs. I'd even that. And it is a huge drain on electricity. But google has invested in wind energy in Iowa I believe.



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhawkdmb View Post
    I don't think these data centers really employ a lot of people.. Maybe 20-30, I think the google data center in cb employs. I'd even that. And it is a huge drain on electricity. But google has invested in wind energy in Iowa I believe.
    Good points, another positive though is that it's endorsement of the area to other tech companies that may have facilities with a better jobs to resources ratio. I think the midwest is attractive for this type of thing because of central location and lack of earthquakes as opposed to where most of the companies are based.



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    Re: Facebook to build $1.5B datacenter in DSM

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    Good points, another positive though is that it's endorsement of the area to other tech companies that may have facilities with a better jobs to resources ratio. I think the midwest is attractive for this type of thing because of central location and lack of earthquakes as opposed to where most of the companies are based.

    I agree. Like someone said might as well be here.... But I'm not 100 sold on them.. Only 75 percent.



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