Another major economic development announcement from Google is expected this afternoon, the second one in Iowa this week. The internet search engine giant is powered by eight data centers, including one in Council Bluffs.
Google’s already invested $600-million in that facility and the new announcement is expected to be detailing an expansion of the center in southwest Iowa. Earlier this week, Google announced it will pump 75-million dollars into a wind farm in central Iowa near the town of Rippey.
Given its acres of computer servers, the company uses a significant amount of power, so officials want to invest in renewable forms of energy that cause less pollution.
Today’s announcement is scheduled for 3:30 P.M.