Google to build $600m data centre near Las Vegas

Google to build $600m data centre near Las Vegas

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Google plans to build a $600 million data centre in Henderson Nevada following an approved tax deduction of $25.2 million from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

The site is to be developed by Thursday for Design LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, which plans on building the data centre on 64 acres of land on Warm Springs Road west of Boulder Highway.

Paul Anderson, executive director of the economic development office, confirmed that the $25million tax reduction was commonplace for this type of project, stating that the total incentive package was less than 5% of the company’s total 10-year investment plan.

Thursday for Design plans to build and own the new facility while Google will manage the hiring and operations of the new site.

Speaking to Data Economy, a Google spokesperson said: “While we do not have a confirmed timeline for development for the site, we want to ensure that we have the option to further grow should our business demand it.

“We are appreciative of the partnership we’ve developed with the city of Henderson, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, and the state of Nevada, and for the leadership of Governor Sandoval in helping make this partnership possible.”

The new facility is set to support Google services in North America such as YouTube, Google Calendar and Gmail to name a few, as well as cloud computing services. Anderson also made it clear that the data centre would not with local companies like Switch.

Google predicts that it will attract more than $94.3 million in tax revenue to Nevada over the next 20 years.

“We’re really pleased to have a company the stature of Google. It would be hard to find someone who doesn’t know what Google is,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “It will be a force multiplier in the sense that it will attract other companies.”

Earlier this week it announced that Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud was stepping down from her role to pursue new opportunities in mentoring and education, with former Oracle Thomas Kurian taking over the role

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