Google breaks ground on $600M data center in Jackson County

Google breaks ground on $600M data center in Jackson County

Google officials told us most the work done at the data center here will serve the southeast region of the united states.

Photo by Dave Flessner /Times Free Press.

Crews have already begun construction, and Bridgeport Mayor David Hughes says the town is already seeing an economic boom.

Google bolstered Hughes' optimism Monday by announcing a $100,000 grant to the Jackson County school district to enhance local science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

Google is investing $600 million to build a data center in Bridgeport in Jackson County. The site is located adjacent to the former TVA Widows Creek coal power plant site.

"The construction jobs will be several hundred construction jobs, and it's a great company".

The data center project is expected to have a massive economic impact on the area and add a new dimension to Jackson County's economy, which today has a heavy concentration of manufacturers producing items ranging from carpets to auto parts.

Before joining Google, Giannandrea had stints at Netscape and General Magic.

When you "Google" Bridgeport, Alabama, not much comes up.

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Google has an option for more of the abandoned Widows Creek plant, which TVA is continuing to disassemble and clean up.

Google was attracted to the site on the Tennessee River because of the availability of land, water, labor and clean renewable energy.

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Google's data center in Jackson County will become Alabama's first large-scale data center.

The company today broke ground on its new data center in Jackson County, Alabama.

Google is partnering with TVA to source renewable power and will utilize the site's existing electricity transmission lines to enhance the data center's reliability and bring in clean power. Gov. Kay Ivey, Google executives and others will be on hand for the event. "This commitment by this fine company will not just grow this business; it will help grow this community".

"It's a great day for the state of Alabama!"

Even more good news for Bridgeport citizens, Google granted Jackson Co. This $600 million investment by Google will see as many as 100 high-skilled jobs to the community.

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