Transactions - JUNE 19, 2019

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Google moves forward with $13b data center expansion, pledges $1b to affordable housing

by Kali Persall

Google is making good on its $13 billion investment plan to expand the company’s data centers across the United States.

On June 13, the tech giant said that it will invest $600 million over the next year to expand its data center in Pryor, Okla. — one of the largest data centers in the country, according to CEO Sundar Pichai.

The Mayes County expansion, first proposed in 2007, will bring Google’s total investment in Oklahoma to more than $3 billion.

Google is also breaking ground on a new data center in Midlothian, Texas, for which the company is committing an additional $600 million.

The company announced in February its plan to expand data centers around the world. According to Pichai, Google has 13 data center locations around the world, with eight currently under way.

In addition, Google also announced that it has awarded a $6 million grant for computer science education in 4-H chapters across the country, the largest grant of its kind fo

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