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Google data center in Midlothian will create 40 jobs


WAXAHACHIE—A major announcement by a tech giant is putting Midlothian on everyone’s map. Google will soon call Midlothian its newest home. Ellis County Commissioners approved a 10-year tax abatement agreement with the technology giant for a new data center at its Tuesday morning meeting. The investment by Google could total up to $500 million. Google was listed as Sharka LLC on the agenda, which the City of Midlothian formally announced to be Google through its official Facebook Page. Larry Barnett, Midlothian President and CEO of Economic Development, stated the data center will have a tremendous impact countywide through investments and resources for residents. “The project is for a data center that will be built in phases. Each phase will be $500 million, each,” Barnett said. “The project — at a minimum — will employ 40 jobs. If you look at data centers around the country, they will generally employ more than 40, but they are not a huge employer from a direct employment standpoint. The employment comes from the spin-off from that activity.” According to documents provided by Ellis County, the abatement is for 10 years and begins Jan.1 of the year following the City of Midlothian issuing a certificate of occupancy. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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