MAYES COUNTY — Google officials on Thursday morning announced that their total investment in the data center in Pryor has been increased to more than $3 billion.
The Mayes County data center opened in 2011. The investment will feature "increased local employment to more than 500 people," officials said. On Thursday, officials announced an additional investment of $600 million at the center, located at the MidAmerica Industrial Park.
"We're proud to make another $600 million investment in the great community of Mayes County," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai. "The Pryor Data Center is part of the engine that makes it possible for Google to help billions of people around the world. We look forward to being a part of this community for years to come."
Google announced its plans for the Oklahoma data center in 2007.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt was also in attendance at the announcement.
"I am thrilled to see Google continue to invest in our state by expanding business, creating jobs, and bringing innovation to industry," Stitt said. "With an investment of over $3 billion, I look forward to seeing how the expansion of the Google data center will help diversity our strong economy and foster a pro-growth environment both in Mayes County and statewide."
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