More jobs heading to Mecklenburg

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More jobs heading to Mecklenburg
Data center expands for sixth time.

Microsoft Corp. plans a sixth expansion of its data center in Mecklenburg County, an investment expected to create more than 100 new jobs.

The project is Microsoft’s sixth expansion at the facility since 2010, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement Wednesday evening announcing the expansion.

“When Microsoft established its new enterprise data center in 2010, it represented the largest economic investment in southern Virginia history, and we have been thrilled to see the company continue expanding in the commonwealth ever since,” Northam said in a statement.

Microsoft has about 300 jobs at locations in Mecklenburg.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Mecklenburg and the General Assembly’s Major Employment and Investment (MEI) Project Approval Commission to secure the project for Virginia.

Northam approved a $1.5 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund.

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