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While a competitive tax structure was important, Las Vegas-based Switch Communications Group LLC had a different prerequisite before even considering opening a cloud-based data center in Michigan: reliable, renewable energy. 

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Switch Communications Group LLC has selected Lansing-based The Christman Co. to serve as the general contractor for the company’s data center project at the former Steelcase pyramid building, MiBiz has learned.

Published in In the News

With state tax changes secured, Switch Communications Group LLC now turns its attention to the decade-long buildout of its $5 billion cloud-based data center in southern Kent County.

Published in Commercial Real Estate
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:29

Snyder signs data center legislation

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation exempting co-located data centers from state sales and use tax, paving the way for the largest data center east of the Mississippi River to locate on a site south of Grand Rapids.

Published in In the News

If any meaningful policy changes at the state level are to happen in 2016, they will likely come at the bookends of the Legislature’s session, observers say.

Published in Crystal Ball

Despite a supportive state legislature and much excitement from the West Michigan area that Las Vegas-based Switch Communications Group LLC could soon move into the Steelcase Pyramid building, Gov. Rick Snyder says he needs time to examine the legislation closely.

Published in Economic Development

In a year-end interview with MiBiz, Gov. Snyder said he likes the idea behind the bills accommodating Switch Communications Group LLC’s development of a $5 billion cloud data center in Gaines Township, but wants to give them a good review before deciding whether to sign them into law.

Published in Q&A

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