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Microsoft Will Expand Cheyenne Data Center

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Bob Beck
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Wyoming Public Radio

Microsoft says it will spend 200 million dollars to expand its Data Center west of Cheyenne. 

Governor Matt Mead says it will create 25 permanent jobs and up to 600 construction jobs. Mead says it continues to show that efforts to diversify the economy via technology is working.

“When we are looking at for example low oil prices down to about $50 dollars it makes the point all the more that we need to diversify not just for the economy, but to provide as many opportunities as possible for our young people to stay in Wyoming.”

Microsoft officials say the growth is needed due to the popularity of cloud computing. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. 

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