Berkeley County, South Carolina
An innovative cooling system
We're collecting rainwater as a water source for cooling. And we ensured that our proposed groundwater usage will be sustainable.
High environmental standards
We've received external certification of our high environmental and workplace safety standards at all of our US and European data centers.
Reflecting the history of pirates in South Carolina, we named conference rooms after real pirates like Jack Rackham (Calico Jack) and Edward Teach (Blackbeard). We also named office printers after the ships they sailed, such as Queen Anne's Revenge.
Google is proud to call South Carolina home to one of our data centers.
In 2007, we announced plans to construct a data center complex in Berkeley County, SC. We announced the expansion of the facility in 2013, bringing our total investment to $1.2 billion and establishing a long-term commitment to the region and state. We've created over 150 jobs on site, and we work hard to support the communities in which our employees live and work.
Since 2009, we've awarded more than $1.9 million to local schools and nonprofits. Additionally, we've helped implement a free downtown WiFi network in Goose Creek. In June 2012, we hosted Googlefest 2012 in Charleston to help nonprofits, small businesses, and educators use the full range of Google tools.
Why did Google choose Berkeley County?
Berkeley County has the right combination of energy infrastructure, developable land, and available workforce for the data center.
Who do I contact for more information?
For more answers to our most frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ section.
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