The Rumor is True – Google is Coming to NC!

Good for us! Google is building a data center right here in North Carolina! Hooray! I would love for us to become known as the “data state” as opposed to the “cigarette state!”

Google to build data center in N.C.

“RALEIGH, N.C. – Search engine giant Google Inc. plans to spend $600 million to build a data center in North Carolina, state officials and the company said Friday. 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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