Google officially breaks ground in Bridgeport

Google officially breaks ground in Bridgeport

Data process centers handle as many as 100 billion searches for Google every month and 500 hours of video uploads to YouTube every minute. Once finished, the center is expected to employ between 75 and 100 people in Jackson County.

It will be the 14th data center site for Google worldwide, and only the second new center in the United States since 2007.

When you "Google" Bridgeport, Alabama, not much comes up.

Almost three years after Google first announced plans to build a data center in Alabama, the search engine giant said Monday it expects to finish the first phase of the $600 million project on a portion of what was once one of TVA's biggest coal plants. We need to put trailer parks put up for the construction workers like that.

As part of this commitment, Standridge announced that Google would be donating $100,000 to the Jackson County School District for the growth and development of the region's student STEM programs. "Hopefully, it will help with jobs", said Jackson County Schools Superintendent Kevin Dukes. "We are thankful for their ongoing support of our children's futures and are thrilled that they will now call this area home".

Governor Ivey highlights Alabama's business-friendly policies as a strong draw for the corporation.

Kids like Kiersten love using Google to find stuff. Today, it is purchasing a significant amount of solar power for its Georgia cloud facility, while also breaking ground on a new site in Alabama.

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at the groundbreaking.

Work already has been going on for weeks at the location, which includes the site of the old Widows Creek power plant.

Congressman Brooks said that he hopes that Google is the first of many major players that discover what the Tennessee River Valley in Alabama has to offer.

Google broke ground Monday morning in Bridgeport, Alabama on its new data center that has been planned since 2015. "Hopefully, Google and those who see what Google has done will bring many more high skilled, high-paying jobs to this region". Google's data centers are 50 percent more energy efficient than the industry standard.

Crews have already begun construction, and Bridgeport Mayor David Hughes says the town is already seeing an economic boom.

"We're trying to get people". This arrangement, and others like it throughout the country, help companies and utilities meet their renewable energy goals.

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