July 6, 2009
Apple may chose Maiden, N.C., for facility
Speculation that Apple Corp. will build a $1 billion data center in Maiden, N.C., is building momentum, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Monday.
Apple said this spring it was focusing on North Carolina as the site of a new data center. While speculation has centered on an 183-acre parcel in Maiden recently, Catawba County officials said they would make a major announcement Monday afternoon, the Observer reported.
The facility, which would be about 30 miles northwest of Charlotte, is expected to create 3,000 jobs within the next 10 years, the newspaper said.