Google Announces $600M Data Center Expansion in Loudoun County

Google Invests in Loudoun County

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has announced plans to invest more than $7 billion and create at least 10,000 new full-time jobs across the United States this year. 

“I’m thankful to Google for choosing to do business in Loudoun! Their investment is mutually beneficial as it helps keep taxes low for our residents while ensuring a high quality of life for their employees,” said Loudoun County Supervisor Tony Buffington. “We look forward to a long lasting partnership.”

Google has proudly called Virginia home for more than 10 years and has more than 420 employees in the state. The expansion of its data center in Loudoun County represents an additional $600 million investment, bringing its total investment in data center infrastructure in the state to $1.8 billion. 

Since establishing a presence in Loudoun County in 2019, Google has worked with the Loudoun County Public Schools and the Loudoun Education Foundation to help improve digital equity. In 2020, Google supported the purchase of hot spots and devices to ensure more students had access to virtual learning during the pandemic, and supported programs to provide teachers with best practices for remote classroom instruction.

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“I believe a lasting economic recovery will come from local communities, and the people and small businesses that give them life. Google wants to be a part of that recovery. That’s why we plan to invest over $7 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. and create at least 10,000 new full-time Google jobs in the U.S. this year,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet.

Google also released their 2020 Economic Impact Report today, sharing how more than 407,000 in Virginia businesses, publishers and nonprofits used Google search and advertising tools to increase their online presence and connect with the people and communities they serve in 2020 — generating $5.98 billion in economic activity. 

With two data centers in Loudoun County and a growing office nearby, Google employees across the Commonwealth work in critical functions such as Google Cloud and the infrastructure that makes Google Search fast and reliable for billions of users. Google strives to be a great neighbor in the local community.

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