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Huntsville approves incentives for unnamed $750M data center

Al.com reports that the Huntsville City Council on Thursday approved plans to offer incentives. The name of company that plans to build the data center hasn’t yet been released. An announcement is expected in June. Huntsville Director of Urban and Economic Development Shane Davis says the data center will employ at least 50 people and jobs will pay at least $80,000 a year.

Posted: May 25, 2018 2:25 PM
Updated: May 25, 2018 9:35 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A $750 million data center is headed to north Alabama.

Al.com reports that the Huntsville City Council on Thursday approved plans to offer incentives.
The name of company that plans to build the data center hasn’t yet been released. An announcement is expected in June.
Huntsville Director of Urban and Economic Development Shane Davis says the data center will employ at least 50 people and jobs will pay at least $80,000 a year.

Davis says the company will spend $8.5 million to buy 340 acres in the North Huntsville Industrial Park.

Huntsville City Councilman Bill Kling told WAAY 31 he thinks the location is going to be beneficial.

"It's a great investment that's coming from the company. One of the things I like is it's going in the north Huntsville area, and that's going to be a great shot in the arm for those neighborhoods up there," Kling said.

Huntsville will provide $6.6 million worth of incentives, including $4.6 million in infrastructure work. Davis says other incentives will be provided by the state, Madison County, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Valley Authority, Huntsville Utilities.

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