Data centers generate significant tax revenue and provide a variety of jobs, says Christina Winn, the county’s executive director of economic development. Tax revenue from data centers in the county increased to $79.8 million in 2022 from $5.9 million in 2013.
“It really comes down to that commercial tax base,” Winn says. “That benefits our schools, libraries and parks.”
Data centers are key to Prince William’s economic development strategy. Prince William is benefiting from factors driving new data center projects away from Loudoun, where land is scarcer and electrical infrastructure constraints are limiting data center growth, says Josh Levi, president of the Data Center Coalition, a trade association.