Recent Release | 24 Apr 2018

Google Data Centers: Economic Impact and Community Benefit

Economic Consulting Team

Oxford Economics

As of the date of this report, six data centre campuses provide the technological infrastructure necessary to power Google’s operations in the United States. The data centres allow Google to provide search engine, cloud computing, and other web-based services on which so much economic activity now depends. In addition to enabling Google to offer these services to people and businesses throughout the United States, the data centres also contribute significantly to job growth and income gains at both the national and state levels.

Even more important are the economic contributions that Google data centres make to the communities in which they are located. The report details the economic impact and community benefits of these centres.

Key takeaways include:

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