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Google is opening data centers in Columbus and Lancaster, OH

Google is building a new Columbus data center at 5076 S. High St. and in Lancaster at 105 Whiley Rd., which will further boost the local tech industry.

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A view of a current Google Data Center in Iowa. | Photo by Chad Davis

The Columbus tech industry continues to boom.

Google announced yesterday it is building a new Columbus data center at 5076 S. High St. on a 480-acre site. Additionally, the tech giant is building a site in Lancaster at 105 Whiley Rd., meaning Google has now invested $2+ billion in Ohio. A combined 1,000 construction workers will work on both facilities.

Mark Isakowitz, the vice president of government affairs and public policy for Google, said “Tech is helping grow Ohio’s economy. The data centers announced today will help power Google tools for users across the nation and worldwide. We are proud to partner with the state and local communities to help fuel the state’s growth as a technology hub.”

What else makes Columbus a tech hub? Local technology-based companies like Facebook, Intel, Amazon, and Honda all contribute to that sector. Additionally, Google is expanding its footprint in central Ohio, as it already maintains a New Albany data center.

Construction is underway at both locations and an opening date has yet to be announced.

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