Google has broken ground on its $600 million data center in New Albany, joining fellow tech giants Amazon and Facebook with centers in the Columbus suburb. The region has become a hub for data centers that benefit from being close together, much like distribution centers in central Ohio.
The stage was set for Google’s $600 million New Albany data center in 2014, when Amazon announced a $1.1 billion investment for central Ohio.
Amazon’s decision then to build data centers in New Albany, Hilliard and Dublin drew attention.
Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Mark Williams.
Originally published November 3, 2019.