Microsoft plans to make a major investment in Wisconsin, including billions to expand its data center footprint in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday.

Microsoft Corp. is set to purchase more than 1,000 acres in the village, some of which was already assembled for Foxconn Technology Corp., and could expand by at least $1.4 billion for its data center project, our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal report.

Gov. Evers’ statement says in part, “Microsoft’s investment is a testament to Wisconsin’s economic strengths, which include a skilled workforce, excellent power and internet infrastructure, and outstanding educational facilities. Other advantages are startup attraction and development through Titletown Tech and multifaceted investments in computer science education programs.”

[Adapted from:  Microsoft wants to invest $1.4B to expand data center project in Mount Pleasant  Nov. 10, 2023, TMJ4]