American Express Considers Triad For Data Center

1:17 PM, Apr 21, 2010   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- American Express is interested in locating a data center in Greensboro, according to Danny Thompson, city council member.

He said details were presented to the council Tuesday. Thompson declined to comment on the specifics. He said he did not know when a public hearing would be held.

Guilford County Commissioner Kirk Perkins said American Express has approached Guilford County about incentives as well. Commissioners received details in a closed session Thursday.

He said the company is asking for about $6 million in incentives from the county, which would include water and sewer.

Perkins said American Express is considering two sites. Both are currently in the county, but the company would ask the city to annex one of the sites, he said.

Perkins said the county would have a net gain from the first day American Express pays taxes. The company would likely not get incentives until 2013, so they would be paying taxes for a while first, he said.

American Express would hire 125 to 150 people. Perkins said it's less about the number of jobs and more about the infrastructure investment. He said the company's investment would exceed $1 billion during the next 10 years or so.

Many of the jobs will be computer analysts, he said.

Guilford County Commissioners will hold a public hearing May 6, Perkins said.

WFMY News 2

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