Google plans $600M data center in Mesa, Arizona

Dive Brief:

  • Google will build a $600 million data center facility in Mesa, Arizona, according to a company press release shared with Construction Dive.
  • The new Mesa data center will help power popular digital services for people and organizations worldwide, namely Google Search, Gmail, Google Cloud and others, according to the report.
  • “We are proud to put down roots in Arizona with both the data center in Mesa and the Phoenix cloud region,” said Joe Kava, vice president of data centers at Google, in the release. “Not only do data centers help keep digital services up and running for people and businesses, they are economic anchors in the communities where we operate.”

Dive Insight:

The $600 million project will mark the company’s first physical presence in the state of Arizona, according to Google.

The tech giant also announced a new Google Cloud region in Phoenix to complement its existing network of regions around the world, according to the report.

The new Phoenix cloud region will bring Google Cloud technologies closer to local customers, ranging from small, medium and large businesses to public sector entities, in order to help deliver digital services to users more reliably and at higher speeds.

Google boosts its data center construction

Google continues to ramp up investments into data center construction across the country in 2023.

For example, the company announced last month a $1.7 billion commitment to build out its three data center campuses in Ohio. That investment closely followed another $350 million announcement to expand its data center campus in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Last year, the tech giant poured about $9.5 billion into its offices and data centers in the U.S., including hyperscale facilities in Tennessee, Virginia and Oklahoma, according to the company.

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