North Carolina is offering Gooogle
$4.7 millionto establish operations in Caldwell County. The following is from North Carolina's governor Mike Easley."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."
There are conditions attached to North Carolina's offer."Google would have to create at least 168 jobs with average annual salaries of more than $48,000 and invest at least $480 million by Dec. 31, 2010, to receive the full amount offered by the state's Economic Investment Committee."
Google might be interested in Caldwell County because the company is always looking for places with lots of available (and affordable) energy. North Carolina's Caldwell County use to have lots of factories; therefore, it has a power grid readily available.
Kudos to Google for finding North Carolina.
Via the AP (Associated Press): "Search engine giant Google Inc. plans to spend up to
$600 millionto build a data center in North Carolina."potential # of jobs: 210 where: Lenoir County (60 miles northwest of Charlotte) average annual salary: $48,300.
Lenoir County, NC, is not Caldwell County, NC.
Wikipedia.org:: Lenoir County, North Carolina
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 03 January 2007