Rep. Jeff Keicher | repkeicher.com
Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore) was especially happy to hear a recent radio report saying an unidentified company is planning to open a knowledge-based business on the southern edge of DeKalb following the passage of the Data Center Incentive Bill.
According to the report on WLBK Radio, the company wants to build a 900,000-square-foot structure at a cost of more than $800 million with the option to expand. It would employ 50 people.
"Very excited to see this happen so quickly following the passage of the Data Center Incentive Bill this past spring that Republicans in the House demanded as part of the budget and capital compromise," Keicher wrote on Facebook.
The bill, which was quickly signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, exempts data center owners and operators from paying sales tax on the technology used inside their facilities.