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Google is coming to North Carolina

January 19th, 2007

The Western Carolina Business Journal is now reporting…

Internet search titan Google will locate a $600 million computer server ‘farm’ in Caldwell County. Approximately 220 technicians will be hired/moved to Lenoir to staff the facility. Duke Energy’s recent announced plans to expand electric generating capacity in Cleveland County fit with Google’s need for massive kilowatt service for such an installation. Sources close to the firms involved tell the WCBJ that AdvantageWest,the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and Governor Mike Easley’s staff have been working to bring the deal together for the past several months.

DelTec, Inc., a corporate relocation consultancy firm, assisted in assembling the incentive package which ledto Google’s positive decision. Charleston, S.C. was the other location on the eastern seaboard considered by Google.