Google recently announced plans to make significant capital investments thought out the U.S., including at its data center in South Carolina. Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote on his blog that the technology company was planing to invest over $13 billion in new facilities and expansions.
“Today we’re announcing over $13 billion in investments throughout 2019 in data centers and offices across the U.S., with major expansions in 14 states, ” Pichai wrote. “These new investments will give us the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees, and enable the creation of more than 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia. With this new investment, Google will now have a home in 24 total states, including data centers in 13 communities.”
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster visited the Google data center on Friday. Google’s Berkley County data center recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and is currently undergoing an expansion. According to the AP, the Google investment in South Carolina is worth $600 million.