In Minnesota, even your data can have a high standard of living.
There's a reason why five of the top Fortune 100 companies are located in Minnesota. Every rankings list published flags the North Star State as an excellent place to grow a business and plant family. A strong workforce, high quality of life, and dynamic Minnesota culture strengthen a company from within.
If your business can not move to Minnesota, at least your data can. IronGate Data Centers enables companies based across the country the flexibility, cost benefits, and security that are unique to Minnesota.
State Tax Rate on Infrastructure
The 2011 Minnesota Legislature passed into law a data center tax exemption bill for qualifying data centers. The tax exemption is applicable on all data center infrastructure, equipment and power, for a period of 20 years.
Reduction in Energy Costs for Cooling
With a famous cold weather climate and on-site utilization of high efficiency air-side or water-side economizers, free data center cooling can be achieved 9 months out of the year.
High Natural Disaster Avoidance
The Twin Cities rank high according to similar-sized US cities in avoidance of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes and temperature extremes. The chart reflects a percent of score as compared to bottom most ranked local. Source: Sperling Report.
Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN45%
According to a 2008 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study, Minnesota and its neighboring States have the most reliable electric utilities in the Nation. And the energy they produce is comparatively inexpensive, thanks to a combination of nuclear, coal and natural gas. CNBC also ranks Minnesota second in the country for overall infrastructure and transportation.
High Standard of Living
Minnesota consistently ranks in the top 10 states in national standard of living polls. Such polls include in their measurement factors key to business such as cost of business, workforce, quality of life, infrastructure, and innovation. “We believe the Greater MSP region is ideal for data center operations, given affordable energy costs, low incidence of natural disasters, and attractive new incentives,” says Greater MSP CEO Michael Langley.