Google to Spend $600 Million for New Datacenter

As a followup to the previous story, Google has chosen North Carolina for building a new $600 million USD data center facility. The fact that North Carolina previously offered an incentives package for Google that could grow up to $100 million (if Google stays in the region), definitely played a part in Google's choice. The new facility will hold server farms and will employ over 200 employees, most of whom will be network and server specialists. Google will use the facility for its next generation of search and database-intensive applications, particularly its new "Similarity Engine".

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

News source: DailyTech

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Wow, that's good to hear. We're building ourselves up even more here to be one of the biggest, if not already the biggest tech areas on the east coast. Too bad this is just a datacenter though. I'd be interested in getting my resume ready if they were actually going to be doing anything more. That's ok though, I don't want to leave Raleigh anyway. I guess that's why they're so far out of Raleigh since most of it isn't actually tech jobs.