Tuesday, May 19, 2009

WNY Ready to Welcome Yahoo! Data Center

From Business First Buffalo - May 19th, 2009

Gov. David Paterson announced Tuesday that the New York Power Authority has approved a proposal designed to develop a regional data center operated by Yahoo! Inc. in Western New York.

State officials said if the proposal is accepted by the company, Yahoo! would invest at least $150 million for the construction of a new East Coast Regional Datacenter and create 125 new high-tech jobs in Western New York.

The project was initially discussed a few weeks ago by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer who said the company was considering a site, still to be determined, in Western New York for such a facility.
According to the governor's office, Yahoo!’s new facility is expected to be located in either Niagara or Genesee counties. The company has indicated the average wage and benefits of the new data center jobs will be approximately $65,000.

Click here to see Senator Schumer discussing the state of negotiations with Yahoo to build a new data center in Western New York and detail his conversation with Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz.

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