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Internet search engine Ask.com plans to open a data center in this central Washington city, the latest high-tech company lured east of the Cascades by cheap hydropower.
"Moses Lake is an ideal location due to its cooperative business environment, access to low cost, renewable power and superior network connectivity," Chuck Geiger, chief technology officer of Ask.com, said in a statement Wednesday. "With these inherent benefits, Eastern Washington is the right choice for Ask.com as we expand our computing infrastructure to support our growth and expanded search services."
Forbes Article [forbes.com]
My God, wait until the new employees moving in get a taste of the wind in the winter, the "blustery" spring days, and a landscape that makes West Texas look lush.
When I landed at the Moses Lake Airport there was not a single person on the airport except for 4 passengers and 2 pilots. Not a single taxi outside and it was just 7 PM on Sunday. Had to ask the pilots to drop me to my motel.
To the best of my knowledge, the town population is 1000 people.
Should have bought 10-20 acres there..