Tech giant Apple Inc. confirmed Tuesday to NewsChannel 21 that it plans to build a data center at a 160-acre parcel in Prineville it just bought from Crook County for $5.6 million, a stone's throw from the huge facility built by Facebook.
A statutory warranty deed for the property off Baldwin Court was filed last week with the Crook County clerk's office, a public document finally breaking the official silence over a long-term courtship with a company formerly known only as "Project Maverick."
Interestingly, it appears that Facebook recommended Apple look into the area.
"Facebook kind of helped recruit (Apple), saying, 'You've got to come up and look at this community'", notes Crook County Judge Mike McCabe. "Our economic development folks did do the follow-up" that landed the project, he added.
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