Google Inc.’s first data center in Latin America will be in Chile, the company announced.

Google Inc. chose a site just outside the capital of Chile for a $150 million project that will house computer servers capable of storing vast amounts of information.

It's a win for Chile, which has campaigned to attract high-tech businesses in recent years. Google says it picked the site in suburban Quilicura because of the skilled workforce and infrastructure and business-friendly regulatory environment.

Once built, the data center will employ just 20 people — a few skilled computer technicians as well as security personnel, to make sure nothing stops the computers from humming along.

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