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Delegate Comstock’s Data Center Bill, HB 216, Passes House of Delegates 99-0
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

For Immediate Release:

February 14, 2012

Contact:  Elise Marsh


Richmond, VA – Today, Delegate Comstock’s House Bill 216, a bill to provide tax incentives to attract data centers to move to and expand in Virginia, passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 99-0.

Delegate Comstock issued the following statement:


“I am happy that this bill, which will provide tax incentives for data centers, passed with such strong bipartisan support.  The data center industry is expected to grow by hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years and we want to keep Virginia a top destination for these centers.  With possible federal cuts looming and our government contracting community facing threats, we need to continue to diversify our economy by focusing on private sector commercial markets where we have a competitive advantage.  HB 216 will keep Virginia competitive in attracting and retaining jobs and capital investment in the ultra competitive data center industry.  It also will let the business community know that high tech innovation is welcome in our pro-growth, pro-jobs Commonwealth.”

This bill received strong support from the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, and many local Chambers of Commerce, such as Fairfax, Hampton Roads, Dulles Regional, Greater Reston, Loudoun, Prince William, Roanoke Regional, and Virginia. 


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