Governor Announces Microsoft Will Build Large Data Center in Wyoming

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead held a news conference Monday, where he announced that Microsoft will build a $112 million data center near Cheyenne. This undoubtedly will provide a much needed boost to the state's economy.

Mead expressed how Wyoming's advancement in the technological field made the state a good fit for Microsoft.

The data center will serve the Mountain West region for Microsoft. The company will build the data center in phases and will eventually employ approximately 40 people. The first phase will result in the creation of 17 new jobs with median wages that are 150% above the county’s average wage and Microsoft expects to have the facility operational in the spring of 2013.

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