N.C. Looks to Court Google with $4.7 Million USD Grant

After successfully bringing Dell Computer over to North Carolina, the state is looking to make a deal with Google. If the search giant accepts the $4.7 million USD grant, the tech company would provide as many as 210 new jobs and $600 million USD in investment. Google is "evaluating a number of sites, including one in Lenoir, N.C., as possible locations for new technology infrastructure to support the growing demand for our online services," said Google spokesman Barry Schnitt. The grant specifies that Google will be required to provide as much as $480 million USD in investments and 168 jobs paying $48,000 a year by 2011.

North Carolina's governor Mike Easley stated: "The state has made a good offer, and we hope Google will accept it and decide to locate their facility in North Carolina. This company would provide the kind of good-paying, knowledge-based jobs that North Carolina citizens want. In addition, this kind of investment in Caldwell County would help reinvigorate an area hard hit in the past by the loss of textile jobs."

News source: DailyTech

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