Google announces $1 billion expansion in Virginia

Google announced the expansion of its data centers in northern Virginia on Friday with a $1 billion investment.

Currently, Google has two data centers in Loudoun County and investment will expand the current campuses while adding a third location in Prince William County.

This brings Google’s total investment in the Commonwealth to over $4.2 billion.

Governor Glenn Youngkin joined Google executives in Reston for the announcement.

At the event, Youngkin spoke on the benefits of data centers for the local communities citing the additional $2.2 billion in wages through the industry and $1 billion in revenue for schools and public services.

With the expansion, Youngkin stated Virginia’s data centers, “are larger than the next five US markets combined” and, “the next four global markets combined.”

The investment also includes $75 million for their AI Opportunity Fund.

Through the initiative, Google’s philanthropic arm aims to help over one million Americans learn AI skills through workforce development and educational organizations.

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