James Leach, Corporate Vice President at RagingWire Data Centers, uses information from our recent report on data centers in his contribution to Virginia Business on what he calls the "Data Center Multiplier Effect." He cites our research showing that

  • every job in a Virginia data center creates two additional jobs in Virginia,
  • data centers accounted for 70% of total reported capital investment in Virginia in 2015, and
  • for every $1 that data centers use in public services, they pay about $8 in property taxes.