Microsoft is building multiple data centers in Fulton County in the formation of its “East US
3” Azure cloud region. Data centers are in Palmetto and East Point, and additional office
space in Atlanta. Microsoft is making a $420 million investment in each 250,000-square-foot
data center, and the centers are expected to result in 20 direct permanent jobs, 15-30
indirect vendor/contractor jobs, and 300-1,000 temporary construction jobs for each center.
Microsoft’s facility in downtown Atlanta at Atlantic Station is a $75 million lease
investment with expectations to create 1,500 new jobs.