Marion is home to Involta, an award-winning provider of multi-tenant data center and managed IT services nationwide, currently operating eight enterprise-class multi-tenant data centers across the country.
Involta's Marion data center is a 19,000 square foot state-of-the-art colocation facility with 10,000 square foot of conditioned data center space, with an additional 40,000 square feet of expansion potential.
The State of Iowa passed legislation in 2009 targeted towards growing the Data Center and Information Technology industry in Iowa. The unique legislation translates into millions of dollars in savings for companies, making Iowa's already business-friendly climate - featuring no corporate income tax on profits from sales made outside of Iowa and no property tax on equipment or computers - even more competitive.
Iowa has one of the lowest cost for power in the nation. Our power costs are in the lower quartile pricing for utilities and utility costs in the Midwest are typically 25-40 percent less than the national average, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Iowa's Midwest location is statistically one of the safest areas in the United States, Iowa has no or very limited threats from hurricanes, earthquakes, rolling utility blackouts and wildfires.
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