The Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation has released our report, The Potential Impact of a Data Center Incentive in Illinois. Our report compares the disparity of data center capital investment growth and jobs created between Illinois and neighboring and competitive states and examines the state tax policies used to attract and grow the industry. It also reveals the potential local economic and fiscal impacts if incentives were to attract a major data center to various localities in Illinois.
The release was publicized at two events - one in Aurora, IL (home to the CME Group data center and the OnLight Aurora fiber ISP) and another at Digital Realty’s enormous data center at 350 E Cermak, in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Daily Herald.