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Data Site Checklist

Site Characteristics

Zoning: Complete as BP as recommended by Gensler which includes data center development. Property is already zoned and planning commission approval is not required. (Speed 2 Market)

165 acre parcel reserved specific for data park development. Parcel designated for economic development use. 30-day property transfer timeframe. Adjacent property under contract of an additional 40 acres.

Distance From Interstates:
Five miles. Fall 2011 begin construction of new I-80 interchange bypass direct to the site.

Distance From Airports:
Nearest small airport is 1.1 miles from site and site is outside of flight path.

Distance From Railways:
1.6 miles.

Distance From Water and Communications Towers:
No towers, water or other in the immediate area.

Distance From Pipelines:
No major fuel pipelines above or below ground in the immediate area.

Distance From Grain Elevators:
2 miles

Perfectly flat.

Prior Use:
Farm ground purchased for economic development. No farm leases exist on the ground.

Water, Electric, Sewer:
All infrastructure in place with up to 100 MW substation already onsite. Sewer and water complete. (Water loop) Onsite wells connected to country’s largest aquifer.

Paved public roadways. Main arterial with future direct access to Interstate 80.

Flood Plain:
Site and access path is not in flood plain. Site is not located down stream from a dam.

Surrounding Properties:
Nearest development is a ½ mile, non- hazardous. Land restrictions on the 116.1 acres can be set with maximum setbacks. Site is not adjacent to state or federal buildings. Area overlay restrictions possible upon request.

Emergency Services:
All services available. Nearest fire house located 1.1 miles at airport. Class II fire rating today.

Storm Water Retention:
Storm water retention can be handled onsite or potentially distributed to nearby NRD controlled outfall channel.

Phase I complete on all 205 acres under control or option. No environmental concerns identified.

Location Characteristics

Fiber: Charter, Verizon Business, Windstream, Qwest, AT&T, Frontier, Pinpoint, and Nebraska Link. Completion of onsite F5 carrier hotel scheduled 3Q 2011. Possible incentives available for installation of prospective company owned fiber.

Vendor Response Time:
IBM Field Service Engineer in Kearney. Disciplines and existing contractual obligations include AS400\RISC\X-Series\Sun\XIV\HP\Net App and Cisco. In addition, local vendors with disciplines in Cisco, HP, Nortel and Avaya. Interstate bypass direct to site with Cherry Avenue project. Lincoln < 2 Hrs. Omaha < 3 Hrs.

Geothermal Cooling:
Site sits atop the country’s largest aquifer. Site wells onsite with drainage channel potentially available for used cooling water disposal. Ogallala aquifer average site water temp. 52°-55°.

Free Cooling:
The location of the data site allows for free cooling during 4,000 hours of the year. Daily temperature Avg. 48.7°-49.9°.

6,750+ University of Nebraska at Kearney student workforce offering hands on Cisco, Avaya, Nortel plus CSIS programs. Central Community College covers a 25 county region offering 33 career and technical programs as well as customized business training.

Nebraska Advantage:
The Nebraska Advantage program allows for sales, wage and personal property tax exemptions. The program is a contractual incentive between the company and Nebraska Department of Revenue over a period of up to 10 years. Advantage to your company are set incentives not subject to appropriations or administrative change.

Location Advantages:
Kearney is located on Interstate 80, Highway 30 and within 15 miles of Highway 6 & 34. Kearney is home to the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Buckle corporate headquarters ($750 million company), and Cabela’s Catalog primary call center. AT&T has a POP located onsite at Cabela’s. Extensive options for connectivity as a result of existing industry.

Additional site and location advantages further detailed on following pages.

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