Missouri’s IT firms benefit from low operating costs, turnkey telecommunications infrastructure, and efficient access to global data markets via 2,000 miles of fiber. A treasure trove of talent, and part of the Silicon prairie, Missouri also boasts low cost and reliable energy and unique underground locations allowing for a highly secure data center location for companies. Google fiber is another draw for companies in the sector. Kansas City was the first to test the new Google fiber small business service. Missouri recently adopted new legislation, which exempts sales and utility taxes for new and expanding data centers in Missouri.