Sen. Somers: CT’s data centers law provides rural towns with opportunities

September 13, 2021
(From the CT Mirror)

“This gives more opportunities to some of our rural towns that may have farmland being taxed at the [lower] farmland tax rate,” said Republican Sen. Heather Somers of Groton. “Some towns are looking at generating millions of dollars off this.”

Somers also said that, compared to other industrial sites, data centers are “low impact.”

Once construction is completed, there are no trucks or heavy-duty machinery on site, and the small number of employees means there’s essentially no impact on traffic in the surrounding area, she said.