Google seeks $19.8M tax break in Iowa

Google needs a tax break like Bill Gates needs food stamps, yet that isn’t stopping the search giant from asking for $ 19.8 million in “economic development incentives” from Iowa to build a $ 1-billion expansion of its growing data center facility in Council Bluffs.

And, well, why not ask? The company has already been given $ 16.8 million in tax breaks to build out the various stages of the existing Council Bluffs facility, which opened in 2007.

According to this Omaha World-Herald report, the latest tax break is expected to be approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Council Bluffs City Council with little or no opposition.

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Network World Paul McNamara