American Express to Build in North Carolina

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Local economic development officials in North Carolina are confirming that American Express will build a large data center in Guilford County. The financial services company plans to build a $400 million center that would employ up to 150 people and open sometime in 2012, according to the Greensboro News-Record.

“It is confirmed that American Express is coming here,” Pat Danahy, president and CEO of the Greensboro Partnership, told the paper. “This is a big deal.”

American Express is known to also have data centers in Phoenix and Minneapolis. The $400 million project is the most recent in a series of high-profile data center projects that have chosen to locate in North Carolina. Here’s a look at some of our previous coverage:

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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