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North Carolina server farm could be worth $2 billion

updated 03:15 pm EDT, Tue July 7, 2009

NC server farm worth $2B?

Apple's North Carolina server farm could ultimately become worth $2 billion, twice the company's minimum investment, claims a member of the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation. In exchange for tax breaks, Apple has agreed to build a $1 billion facility at the Catawba Data Park in Maiden. The building will occupy 500,000 square feet, and provide approximately 750 construction jobs running into late 2010.

Together Maiden and Catawba County have agreed to divert an extra $7.3 million in incentives towards Apple, beyond the $46 million in exemptions the company is already set to accrue over the course of 10 years. The server farm is considered extremely important to Catawba, which is one of the poorer rural counties in North Carolina. The region won a bid, however, at the expense of rivals like Cleveland County.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bloggerblog

    Joined: Dec 1969



    That's all good n dandy, but I hope and pray that they do not use those c***-a** Promise RAID systems that Apple promotes as a replacement to their once awesome Apple XRAID.

    Promise RAIDs are a hunk of steamy bull turds.

  1. macjockey

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Xserves running linux

    it will be filled with Xserves running linux

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    $2 Billion dollars? What does that mean? There'll be a large building (cost $100 million, maybe), some extra infrastructure, and then filled with a bunch of xserves and other equipment costing the rest.

    It isn't like the $2 billion is going to the county, will be taxable, or equate to a bunch more jobs than a $1 billion facility. It just means its got more stuff in it.

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