QTS maintains three different operational headquarters. The corporate headquarters are in Overland Park, KS. The operational headquarters are in Suwanee, GA. Carpathia headquarters have remained in Dulles, VA to better serve government clients.
QTS Data Centers, a Kansas data hosting company, is the most recent in a line of large data companies to build in Hillsboro, enticed by tax breaks worth $7.6 million USD total over the past three years. These tax breaks have become arguably less valuable due to Hillsboro moving in 2016 to match the value of those tax breaks to jobs made. Those amendments landed among worries that Hillsboro was granting tax breaks to organizations that took a huge amount of prime industrial or farm land while creating few jobs.
According to public records, six massive Hillsboro data centers employed only 71 people total last year and in 2017, that meant each job made gave $47,000 in tax breaks for each job created. Data centers gaining tax breaks include facilities owned by Comcast, Adobe, Flexential (formerly ViaWest), T5 Data Centers, Infomart and NetApp.
QTS, which rents space in its data centers to other companies, bought 92 acres in Hillsboro last fall for $26 million and plans to commence construction on a huge 100-megawatt data center. Data centers utilize massive amounts of energy but computers do a vast majority of the work, leading to very little direct employment. This 100-megawatt data center will have similar amounts of power utilized by 80,000 Northwest homes – which is more than double the number of households in all of Hillsboro.
Tax breaks are great for luring in data centers, which in turn spend tens of millions of dollars to manage their facilities with high-end computers that would be taxed due to local Oregon property taxes. Last year, Informart’s Hillsboro data center had an evaluated value of more than $52 million last year. QTS’ property in a specially designated “enterprise zone,” which exempts QTS from the property taxes that other businesses pay. Unfortunately, in 2016 the Hillsboro City Council amended its enterprise zone program that links the tax benefits to job creation. Read More at CAPRE Media.
QTS's Amsterdam facility is located on Equinix's AM1/AM2 campus.
QTS acquired this site via the Carpathia acquisition in 2015
A massive 970,000 sqft data center is one of the largest in the world.
The QTS Atlanta-Suwanee Data Center has 370,000 sq. ft. of data center and office space in the north suburbs of Atlanta
The campus was a former Sun Times Press Facility and was acquired in 2014
QTS's Forth Worth site is the company's second data center the Dallas Market.
QTS acquired this site via the Carpathia acquisition in 2015.
The sites as 2 megawatts of solar capacity on-site.Source: Dupont Fabros