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Google's plan for $13B expansion includes Mayes County data center

Posted at 3:13 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 16:28:30-05

Google has announced it will invest billions in data centers throughout the nation in 2019, with the Oklahoma facility in Pryor among those planned for expansion.

CEO Sundar Pichai said on Wednesday $13 billion will be pumped into the company’s centers with “the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees,” and additionally, the creation of 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia.

“This growth will allow us to invest in the communities where we operate, while we improve the products and services that help billions of people and businesses globally,” Pichai said.

Among new facilities in the works, a new data center is planned near Dallas.

Pichai says major expansions and construction will take place in 14 states, bringing Google’s footprint to a total of 24 states.

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