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2:20 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Google building a second data center in Council Bluffs

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks at a news conference Tuesday announcing Google's second data center in Council Bluffs.
photo by Katie Schubert/KIOS-FM

Internet giant Google is building its second data center in five years in Council Bluffs.

Google employees were joined by Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds at the ground-breaking Tuesday. The $300 million data center will create at least 50 jobs.

Mayor Hanafan says the Internet giant’s investment has changed the city and the state of Iowa, and improved the economy.