Details for DIGITAL CROSSROAD - Ad from 2020-11-22

Digital Crossroad is the Premier Data Center in the Midwest hyper-scaler operators around the world. Digital Crossroad customers can reduce their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by up to 50% over competing data center markets, such as Chicago and Dallas, by investing in Indiana. And with NIPSCO’s “Your Energy, Your Future” program, customers can purchase between 5% to 100% of their electricity needs from renewable sources for less than $.05/kWh with 0% sales tax. Companies large and small looking to colocate their IT equipment will find unparalleled economic and sustainability advantages at Digital Crossroad in Hammond. non-mission critical areas of the campus • A Central Utility Plant, which house massive pumps for absorbing, processing, filtering and returning over 900 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan to cool the data center, signifi cantly limiting the need for chemical refrigerants “We offer an unmatched economic advantage here,” said Thomas P. Dakich, Managing Member at Digital Crossroad. “By working in collaboration with the City of Hammond and State of Indiana, we have proven how a public/private partnership can attract new business and transform the Northwest Indiana region to serve as a beacon for 21st century business.” • A “smart” greenhouse initiative with Purdue Northwest, which will utilize waste heat from the data center to develop crops • A technology incubator for small businesses and start-ups that will help advance the next generation of industry in Indiana Located in Lake County Indiana, the Digital Crossroad data center campus has been certified and designated as an Opportunity Zone by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In 2019, Indiana passed legislation establishing a 50-year sales and use tax exemption for the purchase of qualified data center equipment, personal property and electricity, making Indiana a highly attractive data center destination for enterprises, governments and Situated on the former State Line Generating Plant, the 77-acre data center campus is 2,700 feet from the Illinois State border and less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, O’Hare and Midway airports. The campus will support approximately 1.7 million square feet of data center space and deliver more than 100MW of capacity via a dedicated on-site substation. Prior to construction, approximately 500,000 cubic yards of waste was upcycled, keeping over 100 acres of waste from reaching the landfill. Sustainability is a core commitment of the Digital Crossroad data center campus, which features a number of innovative solutions to reducing environmental impact including: • A 1MW solar generating plant to power the offi ces and other Thomas Dakich Managing Member Tom’s 35 years of practice has centered on the development of telecommunications and data centers, including more than $500 million in transactions from sales or mergers of companies domestic and international. Tom has represented and been a part of the legal and development teams that own urban data centers throughout the world, Digital Crossroad is an invaluable resource for companies and the Region. As companies move their data centers to Northwest Indiana, jobs will be created, from the electrical, mechanical and civil trades to cyber security and Artificial Intelligence development. Some of these jobs exist in Indiana today, but the growth in data center developments like Digital Crossroad will accelerate demand Dakich says. including the Quinby Building in Los Angeles, GNO TeleHouse in London, various entities in Indianapolis and New York City. More about Thomas... Tom’s broad ranged expertise includes labor, city, state and federal government negotiations. Including Tax Incentives, P3 partnerships and development. He has substantive legal experience in telecommunications and construction, including 20 years of experience serving as the Secretary and General Counsel for TK6, Inc./CES International, Inc. and General Counsel GEMCO Constructors, LLC. Tom resides in Indianapolis and has worked from offices in London, Sydney, Tampa, Chicago, San Francisco and New York. He graduated from Wabash College and the Indiana University School of Law. Paid Advertorial Main Campus • 100 Digital Crossroad Dr • Hammond, IN 46320 For more information or to schedule a tour please visit: www.digitalcrossroad.com