Google says it will build 2nd data center in Iowa


April 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) ā€” Google has announced it will make a $300 million investment to build another data center in Council Bluffs. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced at a news conference Tuesday that the center will bring about 50 new jobs to the city. Officials say construction will begin immediately. Google’s existing $600 million data center opened in 2009. Last week the Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved more than $9 million in tax credits to help Google select the Iowa site.