Google Gets Closer to Opening Technology Center in Oregon

We posted an entry in February about Google planning to open a technology facility in The Dalles, Oregon.

Today, we came across this new story the reports that the deal is almost done and ready to move forward. Recently, the Wasco County government (where The Dalles is located) has agreed to Google's request for a tax exemption.

According to the article, the Google tech center will create about 100 new jobs with an average salary of $60,000 per year.

Another article has more details about the property and some of the things Google has asked for.

Here's an approximate satellite image of the location. Unfortunately, you're limited how close you can zoom in. )-: