Since 2005, the State of Georgia has offered 100% sales tax exemptions on software, hardware and construction for data centers with minimum investments of $15 million per year. In addition, corporate income tax is based on sales within the state, and does not consider capital investments and payroll attributed to data center operations.
The City of Atlanta represents the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, and functions as a data center hub in the southeastern portion of the country. Demand for data center space in this southeastern node is driven by cloud users, as well as gaming, IoT, technology, healthcare, media and content.
Atlanta is also known as “Transaction Alley” because many of the payment processing companies have headquarters in this area. These businesses process approximately 70% of electronic payments in the United States. Additionally, there are 13,000+ tech companies and it is the fifth-largest IT employment cluster in the country.
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