Corporate Office Properties Trust has started construction on two new data center facilities at Innovation Park. Prince William County’s Department of Economic Development announced the project Dec. 3.
The county’s Data Center Opportunity Zone Overlay District offers over 10,000 acres designated to support data centers and provides the lowest computer tax rates in the region, according to a news release.
“We are delighted to help facilitate COPT’s expansion in Prince William County and one of the industry’s top markets in North America,” said Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.
COPT CEO Steve Budorick said the county is a good partner with abundant available land, power and fiber connectivity within Innovation Park.
“By providing a designated Data Center Opportunity Zone and positive business climate for high-caliber enterprise, the county provides an ideal environment that stimulates commercial growth which benefits businesses and residents alike,” said Jeanine Lawson, Brentsville District supervisor.
To date, Prince William County has logged 34 data center projects amounting to $6.9 billion in capital investment and 967 new jobs, as well as hundreds of tech and construction jobs, according to Ginny Person, spokesperson for the county’s Department of Economic Development.