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LEHI, Utah (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. has announced that it plans to bring around 100 jobs to Utah and rent an office building at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi for a software development operation.
Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert says it's a big deal for Utah to land a Fortune 50 company in an economic recession.
The head of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, Jason Perry, says Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft decided on Utah because of the pool of software talent here.
Herbert and Perry were on hand for the announcement at Thanksgiving Point on Wednesday by Microsoft's director of engineering, Paul Mayfield.
Brokers at Coldwell Banker Commercial say Microsoft's decision was 15 months in the making.
Microsoft will lease 24,000 square feet of space starting in August at Thanksgiving Point's office park.
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