Data centers target eastern Connecticut for development

20 Sep 2021

Economic Development

Data centers could soon be coming to Groton, Bozrah and Griswold.

Montville and Norwich, also candidates for data centers, are a bit further away from putting in such facilities.

During this past legislative session, lawmakers passed a measure erasing the property and sales tax burden on data center developers for 20-30 years, depending on the size of the developer's investment. The move is important to eastern Connecticut, a potential landing spot for such facilities, which can help grow a town’s grand list.

A qualified data center is defined as a facility that houses networked computer servers in one location, centralizing the storage and dissemination of data.

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