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Jobe could be heading to western Virginia

By Julie Newman
Published On: Apr 25 2013 09:40:55 PM CDT
ROANOKE, Va. -

More jobs could be headed to western Virginia; Appalachian Power is identifying potential spots for new data centers.

The Center for Research and Technology in Roanoke County, and Progress Park in Wythe County, are the first two sites that pass the program's criteria for supporting a center. The criteria for supporting a data center include many factors, such as telecommunications infrastructure, tax policies and incentives, and climate.

We’re told the potential new centers would bring high tech jobs and large capital investment to the area.