Google move into Iowa with a data center

The Governor of Iowa announced today that Google is planning on building a $600 million data center in western Iowa. Google bought up a 1185 acre site, and has worked in a deal that will see the new Google building be except from electricity and capital investment requirements from sales tax. This would last until 2024, and will save the company about $65 million over the next 15 years.

Construction has already started on a 55 acre site in an area called Council Bluffs. It is across the Missouri River from Omaha Nebraska. The new Google data center that will open in spring of 2009 will create about 200 new jobs, and will hold the search leaders data farm.

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