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Former Steelcase building could be home to $5B data campus

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The former Steelcase pyramid building could be the home of what's being called the largest data center in the eastern U.S. 

Switch, a national data services provider, confirmed its interest in the Gaines Township structure as part of an overall 10-year, $5 billion investment.

The Nevada-based company says the campus would employ 1,000 people once at full capacity.

The company says an official agreement hinges on passage of three bills currently in the state legislature involving industry tax exemptions and incentives.

The Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs calls the venture "unparalleled," and says it would provide positive economic benefits to the region as well as the state.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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