The Dalles, Oregon

Google is proud to call Oregon home to Google's first owned and operated data center.

We opened our data center at The Dalles in 2006—investing $1.2 billion in the facility and establishing a long-term commitment to the region and state. Now a fully operational site, we've created over 80 full-time jobs on site, and we work hard to support the communities in which our employees live and work.

Since 2008, we’ve awarded $1.4 million in grants that impact Wasco County and more than $9 million in grants to Oregon nonprofits and schools in areas that we’re passionate about, including science and technology education, carbon reduction and access to the Internet.

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

Why did Google choose The Dalles?

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

Visit The Dalles data center photo gallery.

Who do I contact for more information?

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