Time Warner Cable’s $82 million data center is open in Charlotte, and 225 jobs have been filled.
Called the National Data Center East, the 178,000 square foot building is part of a $101 million expansion plan in the Queen Center.
TWC offers consumer and business customer support from the center.
The expansion was announced in 2011.
“The latest IP technology housed in this building gives Time Warner Cable the capability and flexibility to focus on delivering services in line with our vision of bringing our customers the 4 Any’s – any content to any device, anywhere at any time,” said Carol Hevey, executive vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable East, at the center’s opening on Friday. “Locating one of just two national data centers in Charlotte emphasizes TWC’s commitment to the Charlotte area and a commitment to provide the latest and best technology to our customers.”
The data center houses 1,600 racks of equipment spread across four 12,000-square foot data “halls,” the company said.
Nearby is a 103,500 square foot administrative office building.
The 225 jobs that were announced as part of the data center expansion have been filled, the company said.
The project was made possible in part by a state grant from the Job Development Investment Grant program.
TWC owns 33 acres of land at the Charlotte Corporate Campus located on Crescent Executive Drive.
To help facilitate this expansion, the state Economic Investment Committee awarded TWC a Job Development Investment Grant to TWC. JDIGs are awarded only to new and expanding businesses and industrial projects whose benefits exceed the costs to the state and which would not be undertaken in North Carolina without the grant.
Under the terms of the JDIG, the company is eligible to receive a grant equal to 60 percent of the state personal income withholding taxes derived from the creation of new jobs for each of the nine years in which the company meets annual performance targets. If TWC meets the targets called for under the agreement, the JDIG could yield $2.9 million in maximum benefits for the company.