I guess Data centers are big news these days and where they are located ( when not placed on the San Andreas Fault ).

This morning the Iowa Governor said in a press statement that Microsoft would build a 500M dollar data center in West Des Moines.

Not sure of the full reasons for the choice, but lately Microsoft has been very careful to choose locations which have a really good green footprint where they can use recycled water, power stations which have a low carbon footprint. Secondly there were some new tax incentives for High Tech companies which were introduced late last year.

So after the Shawn Johnson success at the Olympics, Des Moines much be riding on a high this week.

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