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Google to invest $1 billion in Kansas City data center

March 20, 2024


Google plans to build a new $1 billion data center in Kansas City, Missouri, marking the company’s first data center in the state.

The facility is expected to support up to 1,300 jobs and contribute to the region’s workforce and energy infrastructure. It’s one of a growing number of data centers worldwide.

“With its available land and talented workforce, Kansas City is a great place for us to locate a data center,” Google spokesperson Chris Mussett said.

Mussett said that AI is driving demand for data centers. “We are always planning for future capacity needs, and we want to be sure that we have options to continue to support the growing demand for our online services,” he added.

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