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Google Builds Latest Data Center in North Carolina

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-05-23 Print this article Print

Google plays politics to build its latest data center—100,000 square feet—in North Carolina's Catawba River valley.

Lenoir, N.C.—At first blush, one wouldn't think that a big building with a whole bunch of computers whirring away in it would mean a whole lot to the political forces that govern a state.

But when that building is a $600 million data center built by Google, it tends to mean hundreds of new jobs in the local community. That's what North Carolina Governor Michael Easley highlighted when he thanked the search vendor during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company's new data center here May 21.

"This is important that Google is here and managing this right," Easley told the 100 or so people who attended the ceremony. "We have a lot invested in this and this is a great county for you to be in."

Read the full article about the new Google data center at eWEEK.

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