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Economic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of Data Centers in the United States

September 2023

A new PwC report commissioned by DCC reveals the substantial impact of  the U.S. data center industry on the national economy between 2017-2021, adding $2.1 trillion to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from direct, indirect, and induced effects over those five years. 

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Research Note: Impact of the Illinois Data Center Incentive

Illinois report cover imageFebruary 2023

DCC partnered with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to release new research outlining the impact of the 2019 Illinois data center incentive. According to the research, prepared by Virginia-based Mangum Economics, Illinois’ data center program is directly responsible for $4.2 billion of new investment in the state, with another $4.3 billion of announced additional investments.

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Report: The Impact of Data Centers on the Georgia Economy

Georgia report cover imageDecember 2021

Georgia has had a growing data center sector that was expected to continue to expand, partially driven by incentives that the state offers to encourage data center job growth and investment. This report explores the economic impact of the construction and operation of data centers in Georgia and illustrates the economic impact that a single new hyperscale data center would create. It also puts into context Georgia’s standing relative to other states with data center incentive programs.

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Report: The Impact of Data Centers on the Arizona Economy

Arizona report cover imageFebruary 2021

Phoenix has a large, rapidly growing data center market. The data center development around the city has fostered the development of a strong tech workforce with rapidly growing employment and wages. This report quantifies the significant contribution that this dynamic and rapidly evolving industry makes to the state of Arizona.
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