- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Microsoft is seeking some state aid for a third data center in West Des Moines.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/2aiNcDm ) that state documents released Wednesday say the technology giant will go before the Iowa Economic Development Board on Friday to seek $4.7 million in state incentives.

Microsoft must create 57 jobs with the first phase to receive state funds. Eleven of those jobs would have to pay at least $27.92 an hour.

Microsoft plans to initially invest $417.7 million in the first phase of the data center. The center will sit on the southwest side of West Des Moines, occupying land in both Madison and Warren counties.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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