Council Bluffs, Iowa

Google is proud to call Iowa home to one of our data centers.

In 2007, we announced plans to construct a data center in Council Bluffs. Then in the spring of 2012, we announced that we would be building a second facility. Over time, we've invested over $1.5 billion and have established a long-term commitment to the region and state. We've created over 130 jobs on site so far, and we work hard to support the communities in which our employees live and work.

Since 2009, we've awarded more than $820,000 to local schools and nonprofits. Additionally, in October 2011, we partnered with the City of Council Bluffs to launch a free WiFi network for everyone in and around three Council Bluffs areas: Downtown Council Bluffs, Mid America Center, and the Harvey Recreational Complex. We expanded the network in 2013 to cover River’s Edge Park and City Hall.

On this site, you can meet some of our employees and see how we're giving back to the community.

Why did Google choose Council Bluffs?

Council Bluffs has the right combination of energy infrastructure, developable land, and available workforce for the data center.

Visit the Council Bluffs data center photo gallery.

Who do I contact for more information?

For community-related questions, email councilbluffs@google.com. If you're a member of the media, please contact press@google.com.

For more answers to our most frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ section.

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