Google to invest $25 million in Montgomery County data center in 2022

Google executives announced this week that they will invest $25 million in their company’s Montgomery County data center this year.

Specific details on how the funding will be distributed were not available, but the announcement was part of a $9.5 billion company-wide investment confirmed for 2022.

Google has a $600 million data center in Corporate Business Park North near Guthrie Highway.

“All I know is that the $25 million is for the current data center, but Google has no further details to share at this time,” Google spokesperson Marcille Durham said. , who issued a press release on behalf of the company.

The $25 million investment in Montgomery County is part of a $9.5 billion nationwide investment, led this year by Google in offices and data centers.

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The company confirmed that it plans to create at least 12,000 new full-time Google jobs nationwide in 2022.

“Google’s offices and data centers provide vital anchors for our local communities and help us contribute to their economies,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, in prepared comments.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the data center grand opening in Clarksville on February 16, 2018.

“As we embrace greater flexibility in the way we work, we believe it is more important than ever to invest in our campuses and that this will improve products, improve the quality of life of our employees and strengthen communities.”

Google has called Clarksville-Montgomery County its home since 2018, when it opened its data center.

Over the past four years, the company says it has donated more than $450,000 to local schools and nonprofits, invested in several green initiatives in conjunction with Austin Peay State University, and supported multiple science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs through grants and events.

People hang out talking after the Google Montgomery County Data Center opens Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Clarksville, Tennessee.  The data center represents a $600 million investment in Google's technical infrastructure.

Google also released its 2021 Economic Impact Report for Tennessee this week, detailing how the company has helped deliver nearly $7.5 billion in economic activity to “tens of thousands of businesses, Tennessee publishers and nonprofits” who used Google products last year to grow their online presence and connect with the communities they serve.

Google actively pursues a goal of helping people learn digital skills so they can reach new customers and find new job opportunities, the company says.

“Grow with Google” has partnered with 160 organizations to train more than 123,000 Tennessees in digital skills, including public libraries, chambers of commerce, and more.

To learn more about Google in Tennessee, visit: g.co/economicimpact/tennessee.

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