The Dalles, Oregon
Our cooling towers
Water vapor rises above the cooling towers in The Dalles data center in Oregon. These plumes of water vapor create a quiet mist at dusk.
Staying active by the river
The data center sits on the banks of the Columbia River where our team members enjoy rafting, wind surfing, fishing, hiking, and a variety of snow sports.
A children's learning garden
Our facility at The Dalles supports a 16,000 square-foot community garden called The Dalles Imagination Garden or "The DIG." Here, more than 1,500 local students have learned about gardening, composting, and irrigation.
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 more than $8.6 million to Oregon schools and nonprofits, with a strong focus on supporting educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We actively support robotics programs in the Columbia Gorge. We've also helped implement a free downtown WiFi network in The Dalles.
Why did Google choose The Dalles?
The Dalles 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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