$1.9 billion data center planned in northwest North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Governor Doug Burgum has announced construction of a $1.9 billion data center located near Willison.

Burgum hailed the facility to be built by Missoula, Montana-based FX Solutions Inc. as one of the biggest such centers in the world. Burgum says it will help diversify the economy in the region that has suffered oil boom-bust cycles for decades.

Uses for data centers include the mining of bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Officials say the project is scheduled for completion in two years and would will create more than 30 permanent jobs.

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