LinkedIn connecting with Portland suburb for data center

Property tax exemptions attract tech giant’s third data center in the country.

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Property tax exemptions have wooed LinkedIn to build a data center in Hillsboro.

It is the company’s third.

The 8-megawatt project will come online late next year. LinkedIn says it will transfer a “small number” of employees from other sites to operate its Hillsboro facility.

LinkedIn says it chose Hillsboro because there is direct access to green power and intercontinental communications networks, mild temperatures for cooling its computers and local tax incentives.

Taxes would be, by far, data centers’ largest operating cost, but Oregon and many other states exempt them from local property taxes – even though data centers are not major employers.


LinkedIn joins Facebook, Apple and others as notable companies having data centers in Oregon.

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