> Designated Enterprise Zone one of most tax friendly locations nationally

> $1 Billion in Investment master planned and sustainable data center

> Colorado is rapidly gaining share nationally as a destination for the enterprise and large and highly secure

> Colorado Ranks 3rd in the Nation for its Investment in Technology and Science Assets


> Colorado Springs ranked 14th Safest City in America based on information taken from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Crime in the United States report

Vineyard Colorado Springs Now Development Zone According to Vince Colarelli, Principal, Vineyard Data Park has been officially designated an enterprise zone. With this designation, Vineyard has become one of the most tax friendly locations nationally. Incentives available at the site include the following...

Vineyards 50+ MW Data Center Park Planning for $1 Billion in Investment Vineyards Data Center Park The Vineyards LLC is bringing to market a 50+ MW master-planned and sustainable data center development, Vineyards Data Center Park, in Colorado Springs, for lease and occupancy in 2011. The Vineyard Data Center Park is complimenting an already established data center market in Colorado Springs, with current occupants including Hewlett Packard, Verizon Wireless, FedEx and Progressive Insurance, among numerous firms who have sought low-cost power and a sustainable design. The Vineyards site is expected to feature up to 800,000 square feet of high density data center space, biomass fueled renewable...

Colorado Data Center Leasing…More And Bigger Sites It may not be considered a first-tier market, but Colorado is rapidly gaining share nationally as a destination for the enterprise and large and highly secure – read government and intelligence community – deployments owing to it’s cheap power (4.5 cents or less) and temperate climate allowing 75% or more free cooling throughout the year. Some of the firms deployed in Colorado include Honda, Microsoft, Progressive Insurance, Agilent Technologies, General Dynamics, HP, FedEx, National Snow & Ice DC (UC Boulder), TIAA-CREF, eBay, Ameriquest Mortgage, Argent Mortgage, ACCH Capital holdings, Oracle, the Drive Group of Insurance Companies (largest independent auto insurer in the country) , and Verizon Wireless. Colorado is also the destination of IBM’s most efficient and largest DC worldwide at...

Vineyard Project Targets Colorado Springs It’s been an active time for the data center market in Colorado, with HP announcing a major new facility in Fort Collins, while Fortrust announced plans to expand its facility near Denver. The developers of Vineyard Data Center would like to see that activity extend south to Colorado Springs...

Billion-dollar data center park proposed for Colorado Springs' south side A $1 billion, state-of-the-art business park to house five to 10 corporate data centers is being proposed for Colorado Springs’ south side, where an on-site power plant could generate electricity for users from the burning of trash, wood and other materials. The ambitious Vineyards Data Center, as it’s being called, would have the potential to create 300 to 400 permanent jobs for employees staffing corporate data centers, another...

Council decision gives data center project a boost, developer says Vince Colarelli’s phone started ringing only hours after the City Council approved his request to designate 108.5 acres he owns on the city’s south side an urban renewal site. Colarelli wants to turn the old Vineyard Golf Course and the Pikes Peak Vineyards winery into a state-of-the-art business park with data centers and a power plant. The urban renewal designation, which the council approved on a 5-3 vote Tuesday, allows the project to use tax increment financing, or...

Colorado Ranks 3rd in the Nation for its Investment in Technology and Science Assets Eight years after releasing the Milken Institute’s first State Technology and Science Index, it is even more apparent that successful state and regional economic development in the United States is increasingly tied to harnessing and nurturing the innovation assets present within their borders. The recent financial and economic crisis highlights the critical role that technological entrepreneurship plays in providing a diverse and flexible economic structure. With many countries making progress in competing against the U.S.—and in some cases exceeding it—in many measures of future preparedness, states must fashion their own strategic direction...

Colorado Springs ranked 14th Safest City in America List based on information taken from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Crime in the United States report 2009 (crime to population ratio); cities included have pop. > 170,000

The Safest Cities for Children Colorado Springs, CO
Overall Ranking: 8th
Accidental Deaths: 17th
Car-Seat Inspection Locations: 12th
Sex Offenders: 66th
Abused-Children Protection: 42nd
Grade: B+