Another step forward in the plan to bring Google to central Minnesota. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday approved Xcel Energy's request to provide wind energy to the planned large data center.
The plan for a major expansion of Becker's Business Park is an expensive one. The business park currently has about 500 acres and the city would like to add another 1,500 acres that would be phased in over several years.
It is still far from a done deal but the plan to attract tech giant Google to central Minnesota took another step forward Tuesday night. The Becker City Council unanimously approved Google's 20-year tax abatement request.
Touting the overall economic impact on the region, supporters of the Google Data Center project spoke to the Becker city Council Tuesday night. The council held a public hearing on Google's request for a 20-year tax abatement on the property.