QTS Data Centers: QTS Data Centers Suspends its Request For $45 million in Tax Benefits at its Atlanta Location

Apr 27, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

QTS Data Centers has refrained from requesting $45 million in tax incentives for its massive data center project near the Westside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, QTS halted its request for incentives for a $1.3 billion proposal involving two data centers on 50 acres in Knight Park/Howell Station. However, the Fulton County Development Authority could reconsider the request within two weeks after the company has responded to inquiries and addressed concerns.

The 45 million dollars would be provided over a period of ten years to support an initiative that is anticipated to create between 15 and 20 permanent positions. The corporation estimates that construction will have an economic impact of approximately $2.2 billion. Jim Martin, chair of Neighborhood Planning Unit D, stated to the board during a public hearing that this development will be built regardless of whether or not a tax abatement is granted, which would have no incentive effect. Due to local opposition and a planned endeavor to convert the Atlanta BeltLine rail corridor into a multi-use trail, 'Project Granite' has undergone numerous modifications in Georgia.

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