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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is reportedly considering the construction of a data center in Mebane, according to the Burlington Times News.

“Microsoft is the company that wants to put a massive data storage center in North Carolina, a state government official has confirmed,” the newspaper said.

“The source didn’t say specifically where in the state the Redmond, Wash., computer software and service giant wants to locate the center, but did say that Microsoft’s plans are tied to legislation pending in the [North Carolina] General Assembly.”

The state is packaging a new incentives package for potential new facilities in North Carolina, including two data centers.

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Google, Apple and Fidelity are among companies already operating major data centers in the state.

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