Google is going to invest an additional $600 million to expand its campus at the Mid-America Industrial Park, near Pryor, Oklahoma. The facility, which employs over 400 professionals, is the tech giant’s second largest data center.
This new investment proves Google’s engagement to further expand its footprint at the site. The company plans to build another four-story data center there, to increase land use efficiency and maximize its operations. With this move, the total amount invested by Google in the Sooner State rises above $2.5 billion.
“Oklahoma has proven to be an important home for Google since opening our data center operations here in 2011. We’ve been able to accelerate our growth here in part due to the incredible support from our Mayes County partners and the state of Oklahoma,” said Andrew Silvestri, head of external affairs for Google in Oklahoma.
Since opening its Mid-America Industrial Park campus, the company has continuously grown its foothold at the site. In the first phase, Google built a 13,000-square-foot facility. Next, in 2013, it bought a former 1.4-million-square-foot Gatorade plant. The latest expansion was announced in 2016, when the tech giant added a four-story data center.