Google pours $600 million into Oklahoma data center expansion

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces a $600 million expansion in one of the company's data centers in Oklahoma. (Google)

Google continues to execute on its $13 billion U.S. investment plan by announcing on Thursday that it's expanding a data center in Oklahoma.  

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in Oklahoma to announce the $600 million expansion of the company's Mayes County data center.

On Monday, Google CFO Ruth Porat was in Michigan to announce an additional $17 million investment in the company's offices in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Google has had offices in Michigan for the past 13 years.


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To cap off the week, Google is breaking ground on a new data center in Midlothian, Texas on Friday while also expanding its office in Austin.

In a blog post, Pichai said Google has expanded its data center in the Mayes County city of Pryor, which is the county seat, four times since it was built in 2007.

"Pryor is already home to one of Google’s largest data centers in the country," Pichai said in his blog. "I am pleased to announce that we will be investing another $600 million to expand the data center here and create an additional 100 jobs for the Pryor community. This brings the total investment in Oklahoma to over $3 billion and total jobs created to more than 500."

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Google announced its $13 billion U.S. investment plan for its data centers and offices in February. The company has major expansions slated this year across 14 states. With its latest investment, Google will have a home in 24 states, including data centers in 13 communities.

Last month, Google announced it was spending about $670 million to build a new data center in Finland to meet the continuing demand for its cloud services, while also providing faster access to data.

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