New Albany will be site of $600M Google data center

Google recently confirmed it “plans to develop a $600 million data center in New Albany this year,” ThisWeek Community News reports. Montauk Innovations, a Google affiliate, “has purchased 447 acres in Franklin and Licking counties for $54.5 million,” according to the article. Google “has received millions of dollars in state and local tax incentives for the project,” with state tax incentives estimated to be $43.5 million. Kenny McDonald, chief economic officer for Columbus 2020, tweeted, “@Cbusregion is proud to be a partner of one of the world’s greatest enterprises.” For more, read the full article.

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