Council Bluffs, Iowa
Wildlife at the data center
A family of deer has moved in next to the Council Bluffs, Iowa data center. In this photo, they are grazing by our cooling towers.
This massive antenna receives signals for hundreds of TV channels that make up Google Fiber's TV service.
Our community center
We refurbished this employee community center from a church that used to sit on-site (which we helped relocate to a bigger, newer nearby location). Employees gather here to watch local sporting events, compete in horseshoe tournaments, and have musical jam sessions using the drum set pictured at the front of the room.
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 $1.1 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 $665,000 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.
Why did Google choose Council Bluffs?
Council Bluffs has the right combination of energy infrastructure, developable land, and available workforce for the data center.
Who do I contact for more information?
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