LINCOLN – Tech giant Google announced plans to build a data center in Nebraska on Wednesday. The location of the data center will be in Omaha.
Google said that they plan to invest more than $13 billion in 2019 in data centers and offices across the country in 14 different states, including Nebraska.
They will be hiring tens of thousands of people during this time and create more than 10,000 new construction jobs throughout the country.
Governor Ricketts praised this investment from Google by saying, “Nebraska has built a reputation for itself as the Silicon Prairie and a hub for tech companies, start ups, and entrepreneurs.Today’s announcement from Google underscores that reputation and will bring great opportunities for Nebraskans. We appreciate the work of all the partners who teamed up to successfully promote Nebraska as the destination for Google’s next investment.”