Kansas City is good for business because of its central location, robust
telecommunications infrastructure, superior energy capability, and a supportive
local economic development community that was among the earliest second-tier cities
to market suitability for data centers. The Kansas City area also benefits from one of the deepest IT talent pools in the central U.S. due to a concentration of financial services, telecommunications, data processing, software and engineering firms.
Kansas City is centrally located in the US which reduces the
likelihood that KC-based operations will become a target for disruption. Kansas
City is consistently ranked among the best for constant, uninterrupted power service.
Kansas City also offers one of the lowest utility costs in the country (approx. .05¢ per kWh),
significantly decreasing operating expenses.
Low Natural Disaster Occurrence Probability
US Geological Survey map shows the Kansas City area to be in relatively
little threat to significant activity for earthquakes.
The National Severe
Storm Lab map illustrates the total annual threat of tornadoes in
the US. The mean number of days per year with one or more events within 25 miles
of KC is 1.0 days.
within Kansas City and the state of Missouri are eligible for several incentive programs which,
at the time of initial investment, offer direct cost reductions.
- five year decreasing discount equivalent to one year of free electricity
Property Tax Abatement - SubTropolis Technology Center is located within a Missouri Enterprise Zone allowing a 50% reduction in real property tax
Job Training - flexible, tailored programs
Tax Credits -
based on job creation and capital investment
Personal Property Tax Exemption
- local jurisdictions have discretionary programs developed to reduce or eliminate property
tax on machinery and equipment