Google’s relationship with Atlanta is on the upswing. The company has office space in Midtown, Fiber is coming to the city proper and several bordering suburbs, and a data center west of town in Douglas County.
The latter is getting an expansion. Douglas County commissioners have okayed a property tax exemption to entice the search giant to spend $300 million on a data center expansion.
The expansion would create at least 25 more jobs at the data center.
Google’s interest in expanding the metro Atlanta data center isn’t surprising given that has spent billions of dollars constructing data centers and other properties. Mountain View also continues to build more web-based services, while also building up a cloud storage to rival Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Office 365, Dropbox, Box and the countless other players in the market.
In addition to the Douglas County center, Google maintains data centers in the following regions:
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
- The Netherlands