Racine-area lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they’re optimistic about the potential for a $1 billion data center Microsoft is proposing for Mount Pleasant.

State and local officials have announced a proposed agreement between Microsoft Corporation, the village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County under which the company would buy a 315-acre parcel of land for about $50 million. The plot is located in the village’s Tax Incremental District No. 5, which was first established in late 2017 and is home to Foxconn in Wisconsin.

In an emailed statement, Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer said Microsoft establishing operations in Racine County could “provide incredible opportunities” and drive economic growth in southeastern Wisconsin.

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