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Illinois and the Data Center Game

On June 28, 2019, Gov. Pritzker signed into law an ambitious legislative plan that creates a unique opportunity for data-center owners to receive significant tax exemptions for the rehabilitation or construction of data centers located in Illinois. The legislation allows the state to issue tax exemptions and abatements related to qualifying data-center projects conditioned on: 1) entering into a project labor agreement; and 2) complying with the “responsible bidder” requirements of the Illinois Procurement Code. But are the state’s plans overly ambitious?  To find answers, read James Connolly Jr. and Joseph P. Sweeney’s August Illinois Bar Journal article, “Illinois and the Data Center Game.”

Read the article Illinois and the Data Center Game in the August issue of the Illinois Bar Journal.

Posted on August 16, 2021 by Timothy A. Slating
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