Milldam to Coach Data Centers on Incentives
May 3rd, 2012 By: Rich Miller
As more states offer tax breaks to attract data center projects, it becomes more challenging to compare the various incentive programs. In response to the growing complexity of site selection, Milldam Public Affairs is launching a Data Center Government Relations Practice to help data center owners and operators pursue economic incentives and work with municipal and state government officials.
Milldam, a strategic communications firm focused on the data center sector, will act as a liaison between data center owners and public officials at the state and local level. Milldam founder Adam Waitkunas, who has more than 10 years of experience in government relations, will oversee the new service.
The data center government relations practice will offer:
- Tactical strategy for dealing with government officials
- Assisting with tax credits and other economic development incentives
- Preparation and strategy for public meetings and meetings with public officials
- Help negotiating incentives for existing properties
“As the data center industry gets more competitive, owners and operators need a seasoned advocate to help facilitate proper relations with state and local officials,” said Waitkunas. “Milldam is well-positioned to leverage its many years of both data center and government relations experience to act as liaison for organizations looking to relocate or build new data center facilities.”