Google adds another $600m to its Henderson data centre in Nevada

17 September 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) will be investing an additional $600 million in their Henderson data centre, doubling their original investment and bringing their total Southern Nevada investment to $1.2 billion.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said that when combined with the approval of the Storey County data centre, the company’s total proposed investment to the State of Nevada is more than $1.8 billion.

Google has also committed to working with the State to continue investing in Nevada’s communities and schools.

“This is a very good deal for Nevada,” said Michael Brown, GOED executive director.

“In return for the $25 million abatements that Google will receive, the company will make a $427 million impact on the economy over 20 years and generate $94 million in tax revenue over 20 years.”

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board of Directors approved abatements for Lithium Nevada Corp. and Google (Design, LLC) that will result in $1.1 billion in investments and the creation of 163 permanent jobs and 5,300 construction jobs.

“These are two good companies that are bringing highly skilled and paid jobs to Nevada – both in the immediate period and for the long term,” said Governor Steve Sisolak.

“During this downturn in our economy, we are grateful for the major investments that Lithium Nevada Corp. and Google are each making in our state.”

Google recently unveiled its plans to invest $600 million in a data centre for Google products and services at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Centre (TRIC) in Storey County that will employ at least 50 people at an average wage of $31.29 per hour.

Additionally, GOED estimates this will create more than 2,500 construction jobs, with the company expects the facility to be fully operational in 2021.

They were approved for a 2% sales tax abatement for 20 years that is worth an estimated $16.8 million and a 75% personal property tax abatement for 20 years that is worth an estimated $8.25 million.