ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota county has agreed to a property tax break for Google to help bring a new $600 million data center to the city of Becker.
The Sherburne County Board voted 4-0 Tuesday to approve the tax abatement for Jet Stream LLC, whose parent company is Google.READ MORE: Violence Free Minnesota Finds Help For Domestic Abuse Survivors
Google is proposing to build the 375,000-square-foot (34,839-square-meter) data center on about 300 acres (121 hectares) owned by Xcel Energy next to the Sherburne County Generating Station.READ MORE: Saint Paul Regional Water Services Is Well-Equipped To Handle Heat And Drought
Minnesota Public Radio reports the city of Becker still needs to decide whether to approve a similar abatement request from Google. If that request is approved, the total amount of the local property tax break could reach $15 million over 20 years.
The project could create 50 permanent jobs and around 2,000 temporary construction jobs.MORE NEWS: What Health Information Can Employers Require From Their Workers?
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