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Apple agrees to build new data center in North Carolina

Apple has chosen to build a new data center in North Carolina that will inject a local economy with new jobs and excitement, as the company prepares for its first east coast data center.  The Cupertino-based company will likely invest more than $1 billion towards the new data center through 2018.

"North Carolina continues to be a prime location for growing and expanding global technology companies," Perdue said in a statement.  "We welcome Apple to North Carolina and look forward to working with the company as it begins providing a significant economic boost to local communities and the state."

The announcement follows Perdue's signing of a new North Carolina bill that alters corporate income tax liability, which will give Apple a $46 million state tax credit.

The Apple North Carolina facility will have up to 50 full-time employees once construction has been completed, the press release said.  Several locations are under consideration, with construction expected to begin immediately after Apple is able to find a suitable location.

In an agreement between Apple and the county, the average wage of employees at the facility must be higher than the standard wage in the county.  A $1 billion investment over nine years could help 3,000 jobs in the area, as construction contractors receive plans for the data center.

Cleveland and Catawba counties have been rumored as potential locations for the site, though Apple and state officials have remained silent.  The actual use of the data center and its size also remains a mystery, and probably won't be disclosed until construction begins.

Apple already has a 107,000 square-foot facility located in Newark, California.



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RE: AppleData Center?
By Nfarce on 6/5/2009 11:37:24 AM , Rating: 4
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But if you truly believe in free market ideals, there really is no such thing as illegal immigration, just a downward push on wages due to environmental forces. With Obama halting workplace raids, he's actually keeping governments nose out of the free markets business as Republicans claim to want.


Exactly what part of ILLEGAL do you not understand in "illegal immigration?"

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But you wouldn't know it if asked a Republican. Why? Because there's no consistency in what they believe when there's a democrat in office.


That road certainly goes both ways when a Republican is in charge too:

1) Democrats whined about Republican deficit spending.
2) Democrats whined about Republican illegal wire tapping.
3) Democrats whined about Republicans not capturing Osama.
4) Democrats whined about Republicans sending jobs overseas.
5) Democrats whined about Republicans not pulling out of Iraq.
6) Democrats whined about Republican cronyism.
7) Democrats whined about Republican corruption.

I could go on and on that Democrats whined about the Bush administration doing, and now that Democrats are in office, they are deafeningly silent on the above issues going on CURRENTLY.

Feel free to add others here as you see fit folks!


RE: AppleData Center?
By HinderedHindsight on 6/5/2009 11:54:38 AM , Rating: 3
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Exactly what part of ILLEGAL do you not understand in "illegal immigration?"


I understand the whole thing. What I'm saying is that Republicans don't understand (or don't care to understand) is that it effectively controls the free market they so vehemently believe in not controlling.

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That road certainly goes both ways when a Republican is in charge too:

I agree with that 100%, however your subsequent list needs some adjustmnts.

1) Democrats can't help but spend in a deficit right now, it's what the economy needs.
2)It is definitely regretable that the Democrats in office ignored their supporters. I'm extremely disappointed in Obama for not reversing the standpoint of the Bush administration on this topic.
3)Republicans made it a goal to capture Osama, not Democrats. This is not so much whining as it is pointing out a Republican failure.
4)I'm not in favor of illegal immigration or shipping jobs overseas, no matter who's doing it.
5)And? Granted Democrats made a promise they probably couldn't keep in saying we would pull out quickly, but we still are pulling out.
6) Yeah, I agree, this happens all over the place. It's just symptom of politics.
7)Again, seems to be another symptom of politics.


RE: AppleData Center?
By ChuckDriver on 6/5/2009 11:58:46 AM , Rating: 2
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1) Democrats can't help but spend in a deficit right now, it's what the economy needs.


Yes, indeed the economy needs the government to crowd out lending when the credit market is tight. It all makes sense now.


RE: AppleData Center?
By Nfarce on 6/5/2009 12:51:34 PM , Rating: 2
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What I'm saying is that Republicans don't understand (or don't care to understand) is that it effectively controls the free market they so vehemently believe in not controlling.


Obviously you fail to comprehend that "Free Markets" and "Illegal Immigration" have nothing to do with each other. One is a systematic economic ideology and the other is ruled by LAW. But, as FIT said, neither party cares - not because of what you so freely want to believe about free markets - but because of free VOTES (illegal or not).

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1) Democrats can't help but spend in a deficit right now, it's what the economy needs.


Surely you jest! You mean that "Stimulus" Package that was ramrodded so fast through Congress that nobody even READ the damned thing? Where later Democrats, including Obama himself acted SHOCKED that AIG bonuses were hidden in there?

2). Glad you are man enough to admit it.

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3). Republicans made it a goal to capture Osama, not Democrats. This is not so much whining as it is pointing out a Republican failure.


No, Democrats wanted to get Osama as well - they served on the Senate Intelligence right alongside Republicans during the Bush years. The difference is that Democrats don't ever want to stick their noses out and make a RISK of failure. That's why they are careful to word everything so nothing will come back to haunt them (case in point, Pelosi's handling of the CIA waterboarding memo).

4). Me three.

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5)And? Granted Democrats made a promise they probably couldn't keep in saying we would pull out quickly, but we still are pulling out.


Guess you missed the memo about the Obama administration and Democrat-run congress increasing military funding for Iraq then - as well as leaving the timetable open for staying in there.

6) & 7) - then don't say ONLY Republicans are prone to changing viewpoints (or not addressing what they championed being for/against) depending on who is in office.


RE: AppleData Center?
By Nfarce on 6/5/2009 1:05:05 PM , Rating: 2
Correction:

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as well as leaving the timetable open for staying in there.


I meant: "as well staying with the final Bush withdrawal timetable for staying in there."


RE: AppleData Center?
By Nfarce on 6/5/2009 1:19:55 PM , Rating: 2
Oh good grief. And I forgot one of the biggest whining of all during the Bush years by Democrats: taking vacations when the economy was so sour back then. Obama Hawaii vacation, NYC "Date Night", and now a vacation in France after the Middle East. All in just four months in office when even as Obama himself said we are in the worst economic peril in our history and no Democrat utters even a peep about all this vacationing and showboating. And all the while GM dealers being singled out for closure by a Car Czar whose background is being a lawyer and who never ran a business in his life, let alone being involved in the automotive industry.

Yep, it all depends on who is in office.


RE: AppleData Center?
By ClownPuncher on 6/5/2009 3:38:29 PM , Rating: 1
So your point is that republicans and democrats are just as shitty? Cool, we agree. Vote libertarian.


RE: AppleData Center?
By FITCamaro on 6/5/2009 8:05:28 PM , Rating: 2
Don't forget his golf outing instead of visiting our fallen soldiers.


RE: AppleData Center?
By Nfarce on 6/5/2009 8:45:44 PM , Rating: 2
Oh of course! I just rattled off some topics off the top of my head that this guy seemed to have forgotten about Democrats doing. When he rattled off about Republicans not caring about things depending on who was in office, it was game on. Give me a little time and I can MORE than make up for what he said (although I think I already made my rebuttal point). But give the dude some credit: he admitted that a let down is a let down about Obama.


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