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Miami Beach company plans Lockport data center

Up North Hosting of Miami Beach, Fla., plans to purchase a vacant building in the Town of Lockport Industrial Park for use as a data center.

The company applied to the town Industrial Development Agency Thursday for a 15-year tax break on the $735,000 project, saving the company about $149,000 in taxes. A public hearing will be held at 8 a.m. April 27 in the IDA office.

Up North plans to create five full-time and two part-time jobs to serve customers who want to co-locate computer servers.

"The primary draw for us in New York is cheap power and cold weather," Up North CEO Daniel Saltman wrote in his application. "However, the power is cheaper in central Washington. If it was not for the benefits offered here, we would likely open operations in central Washington."

The site is owned by JNR Magnetics, which operated there before moving to another site in the industrial park.

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