It is now in the open that Google has officially selected Lenoir, North Carolina for the site of its $600 million data center.
News Observer reported, Governor Mike Easley has announced that Google has selected the Caldwell County location and will produce about 210 new employment opportunities to the people. It stated that, “Gov. Mike Easley this morning announced that the world's largest search engine company plans to invest as much as $600 million in the Caldwell County community to build a computer data center. It will create as many as 210 jobs over four years.
“This company will provide hundreds of good-paying, knowledge-based jobs that North Carolina's citizens want," Easley said in a statement. He further added, "It will help reinvigorate an area hard hit by the loss of furniture and textile jobs with 21st century opportunities."