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8/21/2012--Quincy, WA...83 acres for sale in Quincy, WASH. the sign reads that the lot is near both Yahoo and Microsoft. Behind sit combine harvesters used to harvest beans...Quincy has seen rapid growth of data centers, or server farms, spurred on by tax breaks and low cost electricity produced by the Grant Count PUD's nearby hydroelectric dams. Microsoft and five other companies, including Yahoo and Dell, have brought big, energy-hungry data centers to Quincy in recent years, converting former bean fields into vital hubs on the internet...©2012 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.