Google Expands Data Center in Berkeley County
January 18, 2013
Google announced a $600 million investment to expand its data center at the Mt. Holly Commerce Park in Berkeley County. The additional $600 million investment brings Google’s total investment at the site to over $1.2 billion and the creation of more than 150 jobs.
Google’s facility in Berkeley County houses thousands of servers to support services such as Google search, Gmail, Google+ and YouTube. As demand for Google’s services grows, the company’s data center expansion will assist to meet this demand.
Berkeley Electric Cooperative
“When Google first announced plans to come to Berkeley County in 2007, we were attracted to not only the energy infrastructure, developable land and available workforce, but also the extraordinary team from the local community that made us feel welcome. Google is proud to call Berkeley County home.”
– Eric Wages, Data Center Operations Manager, Google
“We celebrate Google’s decision to grow its footprint in Berkeley County with a $600 million investment. When a world-class company like Google decides to expand in the Palmetto State, it shows we are providing the sort of business environment that helps foster success.”
– The Honorable Nikki R. Haley, Governor of South Carolina
“When our community came together to develop this business park, we wanted to attract leading companies that would establish deep roots and grow. Google’s expansion is an example of how Berkeley County can serve the needs of the world’s most innovative and dynamic companies.”
– The Honorable Paul Campbell, South Carolina Senator