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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Re: Google planning to build $600m data center in North Carolina by Anonymous on Monday, January 22 2007 @ 00:59:39 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.