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WHY LOCATE DATA CENTERS IN FLORIDA?

To pay less for the power that drives your business.

FLORIDA HAS THE COMPETITIVE EDGE FOR YOUR DATA CENTER

#2 BEST STATE FOR BUSINESS

A survey of CEOs from Chief Executive Magazine named Florida the second-best state for business. Home to a highly educated workforce and continual investments in new infrastructure, Florida is the smart choice when it comes to locating your data center.

#1 BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE IN THE SOUTHEAST U.S.

The Tax Foundation ranks Florida No. 1 in the Southeast U.S. and No. 4 in the nation on business tax-friendliness. With no individual income tax and low corporate tax rates, you can focus on investing in your business in Florida.

NINE Submarine Cable Landing Points

Florida’s telecom and fiber infrastructure makes it easy to connect to the world. The state has more submarine cable landing points than any other state on the East Coast, ensuring reliable connectivity with Latin American, Caribbean and European markets.

tier 1 Telecom Providers

Century Link, Cogent, Level 3, Sprint, Verizon, XO, Zayo and more comprise a powerful network of major telecom providers in the Sunshine State. This means that data centers in Florida run smoothly 24/7, thanks to our state’s digital infrastructure.

TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Florida exempts sales and use tax on data center properties, energy and construction materials. By establishing your data center in Florida, you can invest your tax exemption savings in growing your business.

UNIQUE, COMPETITIVE TAX ADVANTAGES

Florida is one of only four states that exempts electricity sales tax. With data centers requiring large amounts of power to meet the needs of customers, Florida offers a cost-effective location to operate your data center.

FLORIDA HAS THE COMPETITIVE EDGE FOR YOUR DATA CENTER

#2 BEST STATE FOR BUSINESS

A survey of CEOs from Chief Executive Magazine named Florida the second-best state for business. Home to a highly educated workforce and continual investments in new infrastructure, Florida is the smart choice when it comes to locating your data center.

#1 BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE IN THE SOUTHEAST U.S.

The Tax Foundation ranks Florida No. 1 in the Southeast U.S. and No. 4 in the nation on business tax-friendliness. With no individual income tax and low corporate tax rates, you can focus on investing in your business in Florida.

NINE Submarine Cable Landing Points

Florida’s telecom and fiber infrastructure makes it easy to connect to the world. The state has more submarine cable landing points than any other state on the East Coast, ensuring reliable connectivity with Latin American, Caribbean and European markets.

tier 1 Telecom Providers

Century Link, Cogent, Level 3, Sprint, Verizon, XO, Zayo and more comprise a powerful network of major telecom providers in the Sunshine State. This means that data centers in Florida run smoothly 24/7, thanks to our state’s digital infrastructure.

TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Florida exempts sales and use tax on data center properties, energy and construction materials. By establishing your data center in Florida, you can invest your tax exemption savings in growing your business.

UNIQUE, COMPETITIVE TAX ADVANTAGES

Florida is one of only four states that exempts electricity sales tax. With data centers requiring large amounts of power to meet the needs of customers, Florida offers a cost-effective location to operate your data center.

FLORIDA OFFERS DATA CENTER TAX INCENTIVES

Florida is a competitive state for data center investment in part because of its favorable tax policies. The Sunshine State is one of only four states that exempts the sales and use tax on electricity. It also has exemptions from sales and use tax on data center property. The term “property” includes, but is not limited to, construction materials, component parts, machinery, equipment, computers, servers, installations, redundancies, and operating or enabling software, including any replacements, updates and new versions, and upgrades to or for such property, regardless of whether the property is a fixture or is otherwise affixed to or incorporated into real property.

The tax policy is meant to attract large power users, requiring data centers in Florida to make a minimum capital investment of $150 million and have a critical IT load of 15 MW or more.

APPLY TO MAKE YOUR DATA CENTER FACILITY TAX EXEMPT

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