Google Data Center in HendersonJuly 3, 2019
Google broke ground on its newest data center located right here in Henderson, NV on Monday, July 1, which represents a $600 million investment in Nevada’s internet infrastructure. Google first announced its acquisition of the data center site back in 2018, but now it is set to open in December 2020.
Governor Steve Sisolak, Senator Jacky Rosen, Representative Susie Lee, Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Henderson Dan Shaw, President of Google.org Jacquelline Fuller and Andrew Silvestri, Head of Data Center Public Policy & Community Development, Americas at Google broke ground on the site.
The Google Data Center will create numerous technology jobs in Henderson, raising the city’s profile as a tech center.
“This is a catalyst technology project for the City of Henderson,” said Ken Chapa, Director of Economic Development and Tourism at the City of Henderson. “We will see the benefits of this as more tech companies move in, now that Google has established the backbone infrastructure needed to operate here.”
As an international leader in technology and innovation, Google’s presence in Henderson provides a variety of benefits. These include investments in Class A infrastructure and long-term effects on the regions ability to grow a highly skilled, tech savvy workforce.
The tech giant also called on local nonprofits to submit the biggest and brightest ideas to create economic development opportunities by kicking off a $1 million project, Google.org Impact Challenge Nevada. A panel of local judges will select the top five submissions to receive $175,000 to make their idea a reality. Afterward, the public can vote to select a “People’s Choice” winner to receive an additional $125,000. In total, Google.org will award $1 million to Nevada nonprofits in support of Grow with Google, the company’s initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans.
The company also announced a new Google Cloud region in Las Vegas, which will give organizations doing business in Nevada faster access to Google Cloud Platform products and tools that will help supercharge their businesses.
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