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Apple Officially Selects North Carolina for New $1 Billion Data Center

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue officially announced today that Apple has selected the state as the location of a new data center, which will see the company invest more than $1 billion over a nine-year period.

Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Apple has selected North Carolina as the location for a new data center. The company is expected to invest more than $1 billion in the project over nine years.

"North Carolina continues to be a prime location for growing and expanding global technology companies," said Perdue. "We welcome Apple to North Carolina and look forward to working with the company as it begins providing a significant economic boost to local communities and the state."

The announcement comes on the heels of efforts by North Carolina's General Assembly to offer tax breaks in order to draw the company to the state. No location for the new center has been announced, although recent reports have pointed to Catawba County winning out over nearby Cleveland County.