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 at large 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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