Meeting on data centers held in Fredericksburg
About 40-45 people attended an information-packed presentation on data centers Monday evening in the City of Fredericksburg.
The featured speaker at Monday’s meeting was Josh Levi, former vice president for policy of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and president of Center Strategies LLC. The NVTC is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. Also presenting was Fredericksburg Regional Alliance President Curry Roberts.
Data centers have become a significant growth sector throughout the U.S. and particularly Northern Virginia as cloud computing gets increasingly common. The Fredericksburg region has identified data centers as an economic development opportunity and has been taking steps to market itself to the industry through competitive tax rates and business-friendly policies. Data centers provide well-paying jobs and generate significant tax revenue.
Monday night’s public information session at Germanna Community College’s FredCAT facility at 1325 Central Park Blvd. was an opportunity to provide information about data centers and answer the public’s questions about the industry. Attendees included City Council, Planning Commission and EDA members, and property owners and other interested parties.
Click here for an article in the FLS about the meeting.