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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 12:51:34 PM , Rating: 2
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).

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.

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.

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

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."

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