Google to Spend $600 Million for New Datacenter
January 20, 2007 5:57 AM
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North Carolina is home to a new massive server farm facility for Google
Google announced this week that it will be
investing roughly $600 million USD
in building a new data center facility in North Carolina. The new facility will hold server farms that Google will use in its next generation of search and database-intensive applications,
particularly its new "Similarity Engine,"
which removes redundancy in its crawls and results delivery.
Officials at Google indicated that the new facility will hold slightly over 200 employees, most of whom will be network and server specialists. Google's primary research and development facility will still remain in California. Google also has another facility in Arizona, which it had been working on last year.
The state of North Carolina is definitely pleased with Google's announcement, but Google did not just decide to open its doors in North Carolina on a whim. Earlier this year the
state put forward roughly $4.8 million
as part of an incentives package for Google. The incentives package can grow up to $100 million if Google decides to stay in the region.
According to North Carolina state governor Mike Easley, the state is jumping at the opportunity to work with Google because there have been lots of employment layoffs in the state this past year. "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 Easley.
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RE: The States lead the way; fire-eaters would be proud
1/22/2007 3:17:52 PM
Just a comment that every cry about how horrible it is to give tax breaks by local communities (they are here, near Hillsboro Oregon a lot) are all are based on the assumption that if the tax breaks are NOT given, that the incoming company would do so anyway or that some other company would come in and build an equivalent facility w/o the breaks. This is because the breaks are based on lowering tax income that doesn't exist UNLESS the facility is made. IOW - not building means even lower tax revenue. Of course those who make these crys are blindingly impressed how their area of the country is the utmost best in the world for business to locate and that the whole world is flocking to them and will beg to build there w/o incentives. Kind of like a parent talking about their children. Most of the time it's ... uh... not quite true I think (even if it's true here :-).
One of these cries recently came out of upper New York State (a planned AMD fab location). Probably a good example of what I say above, I think.
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