$600 million Google data center coming to New Albany

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New Albany officials said Google plans to develop a $600 million data center in the city this year.

Google is investing about $13 billion nationwide on data centers and offices.

The city says the data center would be on the west side of Beech Road and south of the State Route 161 interchange.

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Lieutenant Governor John Husted released a statement regarding the expansion:

"Google investing in Ohio to open a new data center is great news for our state. This adds to the list of tech companies that are looking here to grow their operations. Ohio has a history of innovation and through InnovateOhio, we aim to position our state for this to be true in the future as well. Our administration will embrace a tech and talent strategy that will improve opportunity and the quality of life for everyone.

"When one of the world’s biggest tech companies was looking to invest, they chose Ohio. Ohio is establishing itself as a premier destination for technology investment, and it further strengthens our case that Ohio is becoming the tech capital of the Midwest."

Facebook is also building a data center in New Albany.

Amazon has data centers in New Albany, Dublin and Hilliard.