Google Confirms $600M Oklahoma Project

Google today confirmed plans to build a large Internet data center at the Mid-America Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma. The $600 million data center will eventually employ 200 people, Google director of operations Lloyd Taylor said at a press conference this morning. Google will convert an existing warehouse on an 800-acre tract of land the company purchased at the park. The data center will open in the summer of 2008, with a second new building to be added later.

The announcement was widely expected after Google acknowledged that it had purchased the land in Pryor for consideration as a data center. The Oklahoma project continues a major building boom for Google, which earlier this year and announced $600 milion data center projects in Lenoir, North Carolina and Goose Creek, South Carolina and is reported to be considering a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.


  1. Pete

    Does anyone know when Google will actually begin hiring for the Oklahoma data center? Am I better off sending a resume to Google now (and risk it 'falling through the cracks') or waiting until they're actually breaking ground (and risk being "too late" for the first round draft! ;-)). Right now on Google there is NO Oklahoma location listed in their job section. Ideas? Maybe meet you there!?! :-) OK desperately needs more IT gigs like this. No more call centers, please!! Thanks for reading!

  2. John Burge

    My question is basically the same as Pete's. I am new to the industry and agree with him on the call center thing. I am from Eastern Oklahoma and moved to OKC for work while I was a Painting Contrator. In the midst, I changed careers. I would love an oppurtunity to move back to country and work for Google.