Google has announced plans to invest over $750 million in Nebraska this year including a new data center in northwest Omaha near State Street and Blair High Road. Alongside Google’s existing data center in Council Bluffs, IA, which it is continuing to invest in this year, and its Papillion data center, the company will have three major facilities in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Google also intends to contribute $100,000 to the new Central Public Library project, a transformational addition to the Greater Omaha region.
Google creates economic opportunities across the Cornhusker state. In 2019, Google broke ground on a data center in Papillion where more than 120 people work in a variety of full-time and external supplier roles, including computer technicians, engineers, and various food service, maintenance, and security roles.
With a $185 million commitment, Google established the Grow with Google Small Business fund and Opportunity Finance Network’s (OFN) grant program funded by Google.org. The fund has delivered low-interest loans to more than 50 community development financial institutions including the Citizens Potawatomi Community Development Corporation and Self-Help Credit Union with services in Nebraska, which in turn provided loans to tens of thousands of underserved small businesses.
Google also released its 2021 Economic Impact Report for Nebraska in April, sharing how Google helped provide $40.8 billion of economic activity for tens of thousands of businesses, publishers, and nonprofits in Nebraska who used Google products last year to increase their online presence and connect with the people and communities they serve. To learn more about Google’s economic impact in Nebraska, visit economicimpact.google.com/state/ne.