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Cloud Centers Bring High-Tech Flash but Not Many Jobs to Beaten-Down Towns

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Apple data center, Maiden, N.C.

Apple's new data center in Maiden, N.C.

Credit: Todd Sumlin, The Charlotte Observer

Here in this once-thriving town of furniture makers and textile mills, where Main Street businesses have vanished, nearby fast-food joints have closed and unemployment is rampant, government officials have lined up behind a flashy digital answer to all the heartache: The cloud.

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