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Fortune 500 Company to Build $84 Million Tech Center in New Albany

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Fortune 500 Company to Build $84 Million Corporate Technology Center in New Albany

    Following a national site selection process that included multiple states and more than a dozen sites, New Albany, Ohio has been selected as the future site of an $84 million technology center.

    The new business was attracted to New Albany’s 3,000-acre Business Park, featuring technology infrastructure such as reliable, redundant electricity and a state-of-the-art lit broadband fiber network known as Blue Albany Net.

    More from Biz First Here: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2010/05/17/daily15.html

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    The parent of the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls discount store chains is considering New Albany for a corporate technology center that could create 28 jobs.

    #376073

    Tenzo
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    Walker wrote >>
    Fortune 500 Company to Build $84 Million Corporate Technology Center in New Albany
    Following a national site selection process that included multiple states and more than a dozen sites, New Albany, Ohio has been selected as the future site of an $84 million technology center.
    The new business was attracted to New Albany’s 3,000-acre Business Park, featuring technology infrastructure such as reliable, redundant electricity and a state-of-the-art lit broadband fiber network known as Blue Albany Net.
    More from Biz First Here: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2010/05/17/daily15.html

    The parent of the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls discount store chains is considering New Albany for a corporate technology center that could create 28 jobs.

    wait
    28 jobs?
    An $84 million dollar place and only 28 jobs?

    The operation’s annual payroll would be valued at about $1.5 million.

    Nice PR work then.
    Heck a Wendy’s would generate 28 jobs.

    #376074

    dru
    Participant

    Tenzo wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>
    Fortune 500 Company to Build $84 Million Corporate Technology Center in New Albany
    Following a national site selection process that included multiple states and more than a dozen sites, New Albany, Ohio has been selected as the future site of an $84 million technology center.
    The new business was attracted to New Albany’s 3,000-acre Business Park, featuring technology infrastructure such as reliable, redundant electricity and a state-of-the-art lit broadband fiber network known as Blue Albany Net.
    More from Biz First Here: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2010/05/17/daily15.html

    The parent of the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls discount store chains is considering New Albany for a corporate technology center that could create 28 jobs.

    wait
    28 jobs?
    An $84 million dollar place and only 28 jobs?

    The operation’s annual payroll would be valued at about $1.5 million.

    Nice PR work then.
    Heck a Wendy’s would generate 28 jobs.

    But would the average salary of the 28 Wendy’s service employees be $53,571 (and I am presuming a health and retirement benefits package)?

    #376075

    dru
    Participant

    dbl post

    #376076
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I’m assuming that most of the money is going into the high tech equipment and not the payroll?

    #376077

    futureman
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>
    I’m assuming that most of the money is going into the high tech equipment and not the payroll?

    +1 IT enteprise equipment is not cheap and taking into account service contracts I’m not all that surprised.

    Oh, and the full article states that it’s a Data Center = huge cash investment.

    #376078

    Tenzo
    Participant

    No doubt its a huge investment.
    I’m just questioning the newsworthiness of an article touting 28 whole jobs. (Meanwhile other companies are cutting over 2,000.)

    Why is 28 jobs news worthy?

    Oh, and the full article states that it’s a Data Center = huge cash investment.

    Not for a data center

    #376079

    drew
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    #376080

    michaelcoyote
    Participant

    I’m guessing that the 28 jobs the facility will have do not include the construction and buildout jobs that will be temporary created, or the consultant time the place will use to get everything up and running. Still, I would have liked to have seen them tack a call center on the side of that data center

    #376081

    futureman
    Participant

    Tenzo wrote >>
    No doubt its a huge investment.
    I’m just questioning the newsworthiness of an article touting 28 whole jobs. (Meanwhile other companies are cutting over 2,000.)
    Why is 28 jobs news worthy?

    Oh, and the full article states that it’s a Data Center = huge cash investment.

    Not for a data center

    Who is cutting 2000 jobs in Central Ohio?

    #376082

    Tenzo
    Participant

    futureman wrote >>

    Tenzo wrote >>
    No doubt its a huge investment.
    I’m just questioning the newsworthiness of an article touting 28 whole jobs. (Meanwhile other companies are cutting over 2,000.)
    Why is 28 jobs news worthy?

    Oh, and the full article states that it’s a Data Center = huge cash investment.

    Not for a data center

    Who is cutting 2000 jobs in Central Ohio?

    http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2010/04/14/story-american-electric-power-reductions.html?type=rss&cat=&sid=102

    #376083

    futureman
    Participant

    that is across 11 states though …

    The reasons for the “trimming” as they put it was a customers reducing consumption. Maybe someone should build a data center to drum up demand :)

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