Data Centers

Georgia’s strong ecosystem of data centers provides unbeatable service to companies with minimal risk of disruption while keeping operating expenses low.

  1. Robust Telecom Infrastrucure


  • Two of the country’s largest fiber trunk line (North/South and East/West) intersect in metro Atlanta, along with major research lines Internet2 and the National LambdaRail (NLR)
  • Virtually every major international and North American fiber provider possesses a core interconnection point in Atlanta.
  • Metro Atlanta was named an upcoming Google Fiber City in 2015.
  2. Lower Risk of Business Disruption

Georgia’s geographic location makes it less vulnerable to hurricanes, earthquakes and other national disasters.


  3. Deep Pool of Qualified Labor

Innovators are making Georgia their home. According to the TechAmerica Foundation (2015), Georgia is:

  • one of the top 10 states for high-tech job growth
  • one of the top 5 states for software publishing employment
  • ranked 11th in the nation for overall high-tech employment


  4. Lower-Cost, Reliable Electricity

Most new customers with a connected load of 900 kW or greater can choose from three major electric power suppliers (customer choice).


  5. #1 State for doing business

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  • Six percent state corporate income tax rate, based on in-state sales only
  • Lower than average property taxes
  • Special sales and use tax exemption available to data center that spend $15 million or more in a year on eligible hardware and software.

Accessible Location

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers direct flights to 150 domestic and 70 international destination in 50 countries
  • 80 percent of the U.S. market in within a 2-hour flight
  • 6 Interstate highways (1,200 miles)

Lower Costs of Doing Business

  • Lower-than-average construction costs
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In brief, data centers in Georgia will:

  • Mitigate the risk of disruption with a reliable statewide integrated transmission system.
  • Increase productivity with a skilled workforce and customized workforce education programs that address the needs of the data center industry.
  • Save on operating costs with non-regulated telecommunications services.
  • Maintain a competitive edge by developing custom broadband systems, computing and content processing.

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