MOUNT PLEASANT, WIS. – The Village of Mount Pleasant, Racine County, Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Milwaukee 7 today announced the closing of Microsoft Corporation’s (Microsoft) approximately $50 million land purchase of a 315-acre parcel of land in the Village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County. The company plans to create a data center campus.
“This is an exciting next step in the process of welcoming Microsoft’s new data center development to Racine County,” said Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave. “This project offers an incredible growth opportunity for our community.”
Microsoft purchased the land in the east section of Area III of Tax Increment District No. 5 from the Village of Mount Pleasant.
“We are proud to move forward with this highly anticipated development,” said Village of Mount Pleasant President David DeGroot. “The purchase of this land, which has been transformed in recent years, is a win for taxpayers and residents alike.”
Microsoft will develop a $1 billion, 315-acre data center campus. Pending approvals, site readiness work could start later this year.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT
The Village of Mount Pleasant is a community that prides itself in one of its greatest assets – location. Comprised of 36 square miles in Eastern Racine County, Mount Pleasant is one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Wisconsin. Stretching from Lake Michigan to Interstate 94, its location provides easy access to metropolitan Milwaukee and Chicago, as well as Mitchell International Airport. Mount Pleasant also offers a wide variety of business opportunities. Numerous local, national, and international companies call Mount Pleasant home, including Case New Holland, Badger Meter, Foxconn, Putzmeister, SC Johnson, Seda International Packaging, and many others. Companies are consistently expressing interest in the community and the area as a whole, allowing the Village to see consistent growth in employment opportunities and amenities for residents. Learn more at http://www.mtpleasantwi.gov/.
ABOUT RACINE COUNTY
Racine County is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, conveniently situated between Milwaukee and Chicago. The county boasts lakefront beaches and gently rolling hills, vibrant urban areas and peaceful rural retreats. World-renowned businesses like SC Johnson, Twin Disc, and InSinkErator; first-class amenities like Reefpoint Marina, Racine Zoo, and Racine Art Museum; and nearly 200,000 diverse and welcoming residents all call Racine County home. From Burlington to the City of Racine, and the 15 communities in between, Racine County has something to offer everyone. Learn more at www.RacineCounty.com.