Microsoft Will Invest $1B in Catawba County

Business Today is reporting that leaders of Catawba County, the cities of Conover and Hickory, the Town  of Maiden, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation  have announced that Microsoft Corp. plans to invest a minimum of $1 billion in the phased development of four data centers in Catawba County over  the next 10 years. The data centers will be located in Conover, Hickory and Maiden, creating at least 50 new jobs.