Google Makes A Big Bet On… Alabama?

on June 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM


Google is rolling the dice on Alabama. (Tweet this)

The Internet and technology giant plans to build a new data center in the state at the site of a former coal-fired power plant. In a blog post Wednesday, Google said the center—its 14th globally—will repurpose the plant’s existing infrastructure to run on renewable energy.

Google will reportedly invest $600 million in the northern Alabama facility, which will create about 100 jobs.

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