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Microsoft Begins Construction on New Data Center Campus in Catawba County

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Microsoft has commenced construction on a new data center campus in Maiden, North Carolina, marking a significant investment in the region. Located off Zeb Haynes Road, the Boyd Farms data center broke ground on April 1, 2024, with Morgan Construction Company spearheading the project. The site preparation involves clearing, grading, and excavation work, slated to continue through spring 2025.

This project is part of Microsoft’s broader plan, first announced in 2022, to invest at least $1 billion in developing four data centers in Catawba County over the next decade. The developments will span across various locations, including Tate Boulevard in Hickory and 300 acres along Zeb Haynes Road. The company has not yet disclosed the specific details of the data center’s specifications. This initiative underscores Microsoft’s commitment to expanding its infrastructure and enhancing technological capabilities in North Carolina.