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Microsoft to invest $402.4 million in Virginia

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Microsoft will invest $402.4 million to expand its data center site in Mecklenburg County and increase capacity to serve its growing customer base.

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Virginia successfully competed against other sites in the U.S. for the project, which will create 42 new jobs. Microsoft’s original project in 2010 involved an investment of up to $499 million and 50 new jobs.

In 2011 the company invested an additional $150 million to expand the site, and in 2013 announced a $348 million expansion. In June 2014 Microsoft invested another $346.7 million, creating 90 new jobs.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Mecklenburg County to secure the project for Virginia.

Governor Terry McAuliffe approved a $700,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Mecklenburg County with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved $1.34 million in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for the project.

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