Google planning to build $600m data center in North Carolina

Posted on Monday, Jan 22 2007 @ 00:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google is planning to build a big data center in North Carolina. The server farm will cost $600 million and will employ 210 people:
The so-called "server farm" will eventually employ 210 people in a region hit hard in recent years by layoffs in the furniture and textile industries.

"This company will provide hundreds of good-paying, knowledge-based jobs that North Carolinas citizens want," Gov. Mike Easley said in a statement. "It will help reinvigorate an area hard hit by the loss of furniture and textile jobs with 21st century opportunities."

The state will give the company $4.8 million as part of a total incentives package that could reach more than $100 million.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: Google planning to build $600m data center in North Carolina
by Anonymous on Monday, Jan 22 2007 @ 00:59 CET
"The so-called "server farm" will eventually employ 210 people in a region hit hard in recent years by layoffs in the furniture and textile industries."


It's nice for the local economy ofcourse, but I don't think many of the people who were fired from textile/furniture fabs will be IT experts.