Google is coming to North Carolina
The Western Carolina Business Journal is now reporting…
Internet search titan Google will locate a $600 million computer server â€˜farmâ€™ in Caldwell County. Approximately 220 technicians will be hired/moved to Lenoir to staff the facility. Duke Energyâ€™s recent announced plans to expand electric generating capacity in Cleveland County fit with Googleâ€™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 Easleyâ€™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 Googleâ€™s positive decision. Charleston, S.C. was the other location on the eastern seaboard considered by Google.