Microsoft expands for 3rd time in Boydton, VA

Timesdispatch posts on Microsoft’s 3rd expansion in Boydton, VA.

Microsoft Corp. will invest $346.7 million to expand its data center site in Mecklenburg County — for the third time — creating 90 jobs.

“This expansion opens up many more opportunities for our county to offer jobs to our citizens and greatly expand our economic base,” Glenn Barbour, chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors, said in a statement. “We look forward to working with Microsoft well into the future.”

When the new expansion is complete, Microsoft will employ 170 workers at the data center in Boydton.

“Each expansion allows us to better meet our customers’ growing cloud service needs,” Christian Belady, Microsoft’s general manager of data center services, said in a statement.

Here are the past two projects.

Microsoft’s original project in 2010 involved an investment of up to $499 million and creation of 50 jobs at the Mecklenburg data center. In 2011, the company invested an additional $150 million to expand the site, and in 2013 announced a $348 million expansion.