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February 19, 2021 in Blog

Data Center TCO – A Primer

When calculating the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in a wholesale or multi-tenant colocation environment, you'll need to consider the following key cost drivers: Base Rent, Ramps and Annual Escalators…
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February 18, 2021 in Blog

Economic Improvement Districts and the Data Center

Economic Improvement Districts (“EIDs”) are public-private partnerships in which local property and business owners elect to make a collective contribution to the maintenance, development, and promotion of their property. EIDs…
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October 30, 2020 in Blog

Indiana Data Center Tax Advantage

Indiana House Bill 1405, passed on May 5th 2019, establishes a sales and use tax exemption for the purchase of certain qualified data center equipment that is located in a…
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October 30, 2020 in Blog

Data Centers and Opportunity Zones

Economic Advantages for Operators and Tenants The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 allowed governors to nominate certain census tracts as Opportunity Zones, subject to approval from the U.S.…
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October 23, 2020 in Blog

Indiana’s Leadership Spurs a Green Revival

Chicagoland Conversion. From Polluting, Industrial-Age Relic to Clean-Energy Centerpiece for the Information Age The State-Line Generating Plant straddled the Illinois-Indiana line just a few miles from Chicago.   Established in…
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October 22, 2020 in Blog

The State Line Generating Plant Story

The State Line Generating Plant was opened in 1929 as an engineering and architectural marvel. The creation of the plant almost 100 years ago brought the important distribution of energy…
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October 22, 2020 in Blog

The Data Center Supply Chain

Can this Critical Part of Your Technology Supply Chain Handle Both Your Growth and a Pandemic? As so much of our world has transitioned to be online, the data center…
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October 22, 2020 in Blog

New Era for Data Centers

The Case for Colocation for Midwestern Enterprises Many enterprises in the Midwest, especially in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, operate their own data centers.  During the dot-com boom of the late 1990s…
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October 22, 2020 in Blog

The 30-Second Walk that can Save You Millions per Year on Your Chicago Data Center

Your data center is a critical part of your technology budget, and that budget is significantly influenced by where you locate your data center. The Chicago area is a critical…
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