SAP's New $2 Million Grant Means 375 Local Jobs

SAP recently received a $2 million Economic Growth Initiative grant from the state of Pennsylvania to help upgrade its Newtown Square, Pa., data center.

Currently, the data center is used at about 35 percent of its potential capacity. After an expected $25 million in infrastructure improvements (about $16 million of which will be attributed to construction), it should be on its way to operating at full capability, the state said.

The SAP project is anticipated to create, support and retain more than 375 local jobs, a statement said. That's seemingly a major reason why SAP has been chosen for the grant. Gov. Tom Corbett said projects that get grants are selected based on their job-creation potential, as well as their economic impact, viability and construction readiness. Read full story here

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