Posted By Rich Miller On April 7, 2008 @ 6:59 am In Regional Markets | Comments Disabled
Exhibit halls at data center conferences are traditionally packed with vendors and service providers looking for customers. At last week’s Spring Data Center World, the expo hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center showcased the growth of a new class of exhibitor: the regional economic development agency (EDA) hoping to attract data center projects.
Four different EDAs had booths at the AFCOM show, while another focused on outreach to media at Data Center World. Here’s the rundown:
We’ve previously reported about the debates about the economic development value of data centers , which typically feature huge capital investments but few jobs. The visibility of EDA booths at Data Center World, along with the growing number of states developing tax incentive programs for data centers, suggests that more states and cities see merit in marketing themselves as data center destinations.
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URLs in this post:
 Virginia Economic Development Partnership: http://www.yesvirginia.org
 Nebraska Advantage: http://www.neded.org
 The Boyd Company: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jan/29/data_center_boom_reaches_smaller_cities.html
 Temple (Texas) Economic Development Corp.: http://www.choosetemple.com
 North Dakota Department of Commerce: http://www.growingnd.com
 Cedar Falls, Iowa: http://www.cedarfalls.com/
 FAQ page : http://www.answercf.com/
 economic development value of data centers: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Mar/15/the_economic_impact_of_a_data_center.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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