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Collaborative Advocacy Effort Paves Way for High-Tech Jobs, IT Sector Growth

Last week, the Michigan Legislature passed a series of bills that exempt data centers from sales and use taxes through 2035, thereby decreasing barriers to growth among the information technology industry and paving the way for more high-tech job creation.

The bills’ passage were part of a collaborative advocacy effort between the Detroit Regional Chamber, Grand Rapids-based The Right Place and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. As a result of the legislation, data centers in Michigan will be better prepared for growth. Recently, Switch, a Las Vegas-based company, announced plans to expand its operations in Michigan. The $5 billion investment will bring 1,000 jobs to the state over the next decade. Read more here.