Google has unveiled plans for a new data center in Red Oak, south of Dallas. The company will make an initial investment of $330 million that might grow to $600 million should Google make good on future phases over several years.
Upon completion, the facility will employ 30 full-time staff members. During its construction phase, it will generate approximately 1,200 new jobs within the construction sector. It will span about 285,000 square feet—roughly equivalent to the size of five football fields—and is projected to take around two years to finish. This project will be Google’s second site in Texas, having completed an existing data center in Midlothian (see photo).
According to a report from Cushman & Wakefield, D-FW, home to more than 2.2 million square feet of data center projects in its development pipeline by the end of 2022, ranks among the nation’s leading data center construction markets.
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