Google investing $300M to build Iowa data center

Apr 24, 2012 By MARGERY A. BECK , Associated Press

(AP) -- Google Inc. says it will invest $300 million to build another data center in western Iowa.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced at a news conference Tuesday that the center will bring about 50 new jobs to Council Bluffs, a city across the Missouri River from Omaha, Neb.

Officials say construction will begin immediately. Google's existing $600 million data center in Council Bluffs opened in 2009.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved more than $9 million in tax credits last week to help select the Iowa site.

Explore further: Huawei reports 2014 profit up 33 percent

0 shares

Related Stories

Landsat 5 captures Missouri River flooding near Omaha

Jul 06, 2011

Landsat 5 captured an image of flooding occurring along the Iowa/Nebraska border on June 30, 2011. Flooding is still occurring on July 6, and Flood Warnings are still in effect from the National Weather Service.

Google buying Global IP for $68.2 million

May 18, 2010

(AP) -- Google Inc. is buying Global IP Solutions Holding AB for $68.2 million in cash in a move to expand its Internet video and audio offerings, the companies said Tuesday.

Amazon announces new Indiana distribution center

Mar 27, 2012

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. announced plans Tuesday for a $150 million warehouse and distribution center in southern Indiana after state officials gave the online retailer two more years before it has to start collecting sales ...

Recommended for you

FTC's Google investigation probed by Senate antitrust chief

6 hours ago

The chairman of a U.S. Senate antitrust panel will look into the release of a confidential Federal Trade Commission report on an investigation of Google Inc.'s search business, which was closed in 2013 without an enforcement ...

Traffic court goes digital: Startup fosters settlements

6 hours ago

Traffic court is going digital. Michigan startup Court Innovations has developed a software solution that allows drivers to settle traffic violations by negotiating in a virtual environment instead of showing up to court ...

Amazon puts home staples on refill button

6 hours ago

Amazon moved Tuesday to become an errand service for home staples, introducing a "dash button" to allow consumers to instantly order popular products for home and kitchen.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.