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Microsoft to open $3.3 billion data center in Wisconsin


Microsoft is set to open a $3.3 billion data center in Wisconsin, where Foxconn had planned to construct a $10 billion facility.

James Marvin Phelps Jr
James Marvin Phelps Jr
U.S. President Joe Biden made the announcement during his visit to Wisconsin, according to Reuters, citing a White House statement. Microsoft will create a $3.3 billion data center in Wisconsin, on the same site where Taiwan's Foxconn was intending to build a $10 billion facility.

When Microsoft's data center opens in Racine County, it will have employed 2,300 workers during construction and will generate 2,000 full-time jobs. Additionally, according to the White House, Microsoft plans to train 1000 people to work in data centers by 2030 in collaboration with a nearby institution.

Foxconn, dubbed "the eighth wonder of the world" by former US President Donald Trump, was set to establish a plant in the same county prior to giving up on its plans.

Wisconsin is one of the so-called "swing states" where the results of upcoming U.S. presidential elections are determined, and Biden has visited the state four times since the year's beginning, according to Reuters.

source: bloomberg.com