I found this site selection report, Data Center Analysis & Evaluation for Columbia Missouri By Angelou Economics from Oct 2007. This report is a reverse site analysis comparing Columbia region to other areas in the US.
As part of the analysis they used Quincy, WA as a case study for the economics development.
For competitive analysis, they compared, Quincy, WA – Lenoir, NC – Pryor, OK – Goose Creek, SC.
The results of the evaluation were.
The following issues raised in 2007 were raised 2 years ago.
Giving timing for the Columbia Regional Economic Development group to respond.
A local development group has acquired over 200 acres of land located adjacent to the convergence of multiple transmission lines, electrical substation, and a gas peaking plant. The Ewing Property offers redundancy of electric and broadband, along with looped water supply. The development group submitted the site as the first application to the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Certified Site Program, and the site has met all of the requirements for certification. Access information on Missouri's First Certified Site, Columbia's Ewing Industrial Park.
Columbia also has other positive attributes for data centers. The University of Missouri College of Engineering Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering can ensure a qualified workforce. The National Security Administration recently named the University of Missouri as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. The County of Boone has also developed an incentive package for qualifying data center projects based on the Chapter 100 Revenue Bond Program to encourage new data center investment in Columbia.