Jan 25, 2007

North Carolina Gets Googled At A Cost Of $18,873 Per Employee For 30 Years

What governments have to do to get jobs.

North Carolina has pulled out all stops in an effert to bring business into their state and are willing to gave up some of their coveted taxes to attract quality jobs.

Jonathan B. Cox a staff writer for The News & Observer writes: “After more than 13 months of secret negotiations with state and local governments, Google has agreed to build a $600 million computer center in Lenoir.”

“State, city and county governments slashed Google's tax bill -- potentially more than $100 million over 30 years -- to win the project and the 210 jobs it is expected to create within four years.”

The hope is that Google’s server farm will attract other high tech businesses into the area.