If Microsoft’s proposed data center in Mount Pleasant gets the green light, it will generate a number of benefits according to local technology experts.

The computer giant wants to buy 315 acres of Foxconn’s land for $50.1 million and build a $1 billion data center campus.

“I was really excited by the news. I think it’s a wonderful thing for the region, bringing this newer technology,” said Scott Schanke, assistant professor of information technology management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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