Oracle Corp. said Monday that it will build a $285 million facility in West Jordan for global information technology.

The business software company, based in Redwood Shores, Calif., said groundbreaking on the 200,000-square-foot facility on the city's west side will happen this summer, and the facility will be operating in early 2010.

The facility will have about 100 employees, with wages more than double the Salt Lake County median wage.

The company will be getting financial incentives from both state and local government. The Governor's Office of Economic Development Board on Friday awarded a tax rebate of more than $15 million. Board members said that Idaho was a competitor to land the data center, and while Utah's incentive was smaller, it was competitive.

The local-government incentive will be through the creation of an Economic Development Area. Representatives from local governments will meet sometime in July to determine the structure of the incentive, which will total nearly $10 million.

The proposed incentive will involve reimbursement of a portion of the company's property-tax increment over the next several years. The incentive will assist with reimbursement for property acquisition and site improvements.

The state board's documents indicate that the new facility will result in $73.6 million in new wages for Utah over 10 years and $50.4 million in new state revenue over 12 years.

"Oracle is committed to providing our customers with the highest-level of service, and this new facility will allow us to support our growing On Demand business, as well as the technology infrastructure to support our research and development and customer-service requirements," Oracle President Safra Catz said in a prepared statement. "We are delighted to be creating a significant new presence in Utah."

Oracle has about 75,000 employees worldwide. It has operations in Utah, including at Jordan Commons in Sandy. It has more than 280,000 customers in more than 145 countries.


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