The number of businesses outsourcing IT operations and the emergent dependence on cloud technology are causing a surge in data center development across the country. There’s no doubt that Atlanta, often touted as the “Most Wired City,” is the southeastern hub for telecom and fiber infrastructure. And because it is one of the fastest growing data center markets nationwide, major companies such as E*Trade, Google and UPS have decided to locate mission-critical facilities here in Atlanta.
In addition to infrastructure, Georgia’s geographic location also makes it easy for companies to consider our state as a data center destination. Not only does Hartsfield-Jackson International airport provide optimal accessibility but there is very low risk of natural disasters to disrupt power or destroy costly equipment.
The business climate in Georgia is appealing too. As of 2012, data centers are 100 percent exempt from sales taxes on computer equipment and construction material purchases of more than $15 million annually. Operating costs are kept low with nonregulated telecommunication services and electric rates are 20 percent below the national average. The state helps to ensure companies have an abundant skilled labor force by offering customized workforce education programs.
If Atlanta is on your list of locations to build or lease a data center, contact McWhirter Realty Partners to learn about land or warehouse locations available today. We have a thorough understanding of data center requirements, area incentives and competitive rates in sought after locations.
McWhirter Realty Partners focuses on brokerage, property management and development services with expertise in industrial, self-storage, technology, office, retail, healthcare and land sales throughout the United States with a focus in the southeast. The company consistently ranks as a Top Ten Producer as recognized by the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS. McWhirter Realty Partners is located at 300 Galleria Parkway, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30339. www.mcwrealty.com.