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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)

Dimensions:
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

Topography:
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.

Access:
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.

Environmental:
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°.

Workforce:
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.

WHERE THE HIGH TECH MEETS THE HIGH PLAINS
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