The data center industry is growing in Missouri. Here's why:
Missouri's physical environment provides low risk with high value. Missouri's four-season climate gives data centers free cooling opportunities, and numerous underground facilities offer natural climate control and enhanced security.
Missouri has incentives and low-cost, dependable energy. Missouri has implemented new data center incentives, and Missouri's utilities are among the most reliable in the nation with industrial electricity costs 13 percent lower than the national average.
Missouri's internet network infrastructure is dependable, redundant and diverse. Multiple Tier 1 providers have a strong presence throughout Missouri with more than 2,000 miles combined. Providers include At&T, CenturyLink, Cogent, Level 3, Sprint, Verizon and XO.
Missouri has a proven track record as a prime location for data centers and IT companies. Many IT companies and companies with data centers already have operations or headquarters in Missouri, including AT&T, Centene, MasterCard, Emerson, Enterprise, Monsanto, and World Wide Technology.
Missouri's talented workers are ready for IT and data centers. Missouri's tech industry employed more than 100,000 people in 2015, and 50 post-secondary institutions offer Bachelor's degrees or higher in computer science or the equivalent.
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