Because of heavy tax incentives and cheap power, technology firms are flocking to Quincy. The town’s proximity to a hydroelectric dam means that electricity is only 1.9 cents per kilowatt hour. Compare this to 12 cents in the Silicon Valley.
Microsoft currently has a 470,000 square foot data center in the town and is looking to build another. One would never expect a town of 5,000 people to attract this kind of attention, but it looks like everything came together just right for Quincy.