The state of Colorado has put together a package worth $7.8 million to persuade Sun Microsystems to build its corporate research and development facility there rather than in Silicon Valley.
Sun is spending $200 million on buildings and by moving staff from its current home, Mountain View, California. Four thousand staff will be taken on or transferred by Sun for the Interlocken Advanced Technology Park in Broomfield, Colorado.
Sun will gain $7.8 million from job training funds, job creation funds and infrastructure grants. Colorado estimates it will make around $7.1 million in sales taxes per year when the site opens.
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