American Express Picks Guilford County For Data Center

6:14 AM, May 21, 2010   |    comments
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Guilford County, NC -- American Express has chosen Guilford County for their new data center.

Dan Lynch with the Greensboro Economic Development Alliance says the company will construct two buildings in the eastern part of Guilford County.  The company is expected to hire up to 150 people.

Pat Danahy, Greensboro Partnership CEO, says the jobs are only part of the good news for the county.

"The capital investment that they are talking about represents initially one percent of the total tax value of Guilford County," says Danahy.  "So it will make a significant impact on tax revenues going forward."

Danahy said the company is not receiving incentives for this project.  In April, city and county leaders had scheduled meeting to discuss possible incentives but cancelled those meetings.

The company would not reveal the exact locations in the eastern part of the county for the two buildings at this time.

Stay with and WFMY News 2 for more details on when jobs will be available.

Gov. Bev Perdue issued the following statement:

The decision today by American Express is great news for Guilford County and for North Carolina. With 2,000 North Carolinians already employed by AmEx, we welcome this expansion. I spoke recently to the American Express CEO, during the company's final decision-making process, and emphasized North Carolina's outstanding workforce and business-friendly environment. We clearly made a compelling case to land this important project, bolstering our already-strong reputation as an excellent location for data centers, which bring sustainable jobs and significant investment.


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