CHEYENNE, Wyoming (04/01/10) – At a time when neighboring states are raising taxes on technology companies, Wyoming and Green House Data are causing more businesses to look across the border. New Wyoming tax incentives make Green House Data’s outsourced data center services more attractive to technology companies in neighboring states. A measure exempting data center operators from sales tax on the purchase of technology equipment was signed into law in March.
“We are very pleased to be able to pass along these tax and other incentives to our colocation and managed hosting customers,” said Shawn Mills, President at Green House Data. “Our data center is focused on improving our customers’ ROI. At a time when the economy is putting pressure on all businesses, these incentives absolutely lower costs for our clients.”
Over the last several years, the state of Wyoming has begun a campaign to attract data centers and Green House Data was the first colocation data center to setup operations there. The latest effort championed by the Wyoming legislature gives sales-and-use tax exemptions to data centers for equipment purchases of more than $2 million if the center has also made a $5 million capital investment in the state.
“Data centers are a perfect fit for the Wyoming economy. This industry can benefit from our stable power pricing, abundant broadband and now, additional tax incentives. As a state with an already low business tax burden, this tax incentive will further benefit data center operators and also companies that utilize data center services,” said Bob Jensen, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council. “Thanks to the foresight of our legislators, Wyoming is in the fortunate position of being able to continue to invest in growing new industries within the state. This measure will certainly contribute to the continued growth of the technology sector in Wyoming over the coming years.”
Green House Data has already attracted several companies from Colorado’s Front Range including Systemation, VideoBloom, and Conserto to name a few.
“As budgets continue to tighten across the country, these tax incentives may be viewed as the tipping point for selecting an outsourced data center operator in a location with competitive pricing and low propensity to natural disasters like Wyoming,” said Mills.
About Green House Data
Green House Data is a cloud hosting and colocation services provider with highly energy efficient, green data centers located across the country. The company has helped its clients across the country and the world reduce the pressure that comes with lower IT budgets yet high demands. Green House Data is a certified VMWare service provider, which is the industry leader in cloud management. The company is also proud to be SSAE 16 – Type II and HIPAA compliant, as well as an EPA Green Power Partner. Visit the website, www.GreenHouseData.com, to learn more, view demos, and even request a free cloud trial.
About The Wyoming Business Council
The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the state’s assets. For more information, please visit www.wyomingbusiness.org.