Google announces Oklahoma investment to exceed $3 billion

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PRYOR, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Google executives announced the details of an investment in Oklahoma on Thursday in Pryor.
  • Executives announced in Pryor their investment in the state will exceed $3 billion.
  • Governor Kevin Stitt and other local leaders attended the announcement.
  • Google opened its Oklahoma data center in 2011.

Google announced a new investment in the expansion of its data center in Mayes County Thursday morning.

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Company executives announced the expansion will exceed $3 billion with increased local employment to more than 500 people. The additional $600 million is being added to the $2.5 billion investment in Oklahoma already in place.

FOX23 streamed the announcement LIVE:

Google announcement Oklahoma data center

GOOGLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Google executives are announcing the details of their investment plan at their data center in Pryor. Governor Kevin Stitt and Google's CEO are in attendance. MORE INFO >>> http://bit.ly/2MKtNyp

Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Google opened the Pryor Data Center in 2011 as a $600 million facility. The center has expanded in 2012, 2016, and 2018.

This new investment plan is part of Google's $13 billion investment to expand data centers across the United States.

Officials also announced a $6 million grant to the Nation 4-H Council to support computer science education in its Oklahoma chapters and across the country.

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