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Intuit opens doors on big data center in Quincy

Third large data center operating near Quincy

Financial software company Intuit Inc. on Thursday dedicated its Quincy data center, a $200 million project that is the third facility of its kind in Grant County.

Intuit’s new building is the California software company’s primary data site for its main products such as QuickBooks and TurboTax, said Bruce Eisele, the company’s production operations manager.

The 240,000-square-foot facility is Quincy’s third operating data center, situated east of similar centers built in 2007 by Yahoo and Microsoft.

The three companies cited environmental stability, low power costs and a business-friendly community as reasons for choosing Quincy.

Eisele said about 30 Intuit workers will run the new center. It’s been designed to allow for easy expansion as the company’s data storage and data services expand.

A fourth Quincy data center will be started later this year. Seattle-based Sabey Corp. announced it will add a center in the same area used by Microsoft and Yahoo.

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