Microsoft has drastically increased its plans for the data center campus it is developing in Mount Pleasant, Racine County Economic Development Corp., the Milwaukee 7 and Mount Pleasant officials announced Friday.

Earlier this year, the company announced plans to build a $1 billion data center on a 315-acre site in Mount Pleasant. The company paid $50 million in May to purchase the site from the village. The site was part of Foxconn development area and the company relinquished its development rights for the site in order for it to be sold to Microsoft.

Now Microsoft plans to purchase an additional 1,030 acres of land, all of which lies within the tax incremental district that Mount Pleasant created to support the Foxconn development, including massive investments in infrastructure.

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