Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Google Is Building A Billion Dollar Data Center Just Outside Of Kansas City MO (GOOG)

Sticking with data centers for one more post, from the Kansas City Star, March 20:

Google is building $1B data center in KC area. Here’s where, how many jobs it could bring

Google unveiled plans for a sprawling data center in Kansas City’s Northland on Wednesday, a $1 billion investment the company said would help drive its artificial intelligence efforts. 

The project, planned for just east of Worlds of Fun, marks Google’s first data center in Missouri. Heavy equipment was already moving dirt on the site on Wednesday. 

The site is expected to generate upwards of 1,000 construction jobs, officials said. Monique Picou, Google’s global vice president of cloud supply chain and operations, told reporters that the “halo of jobs” connected to the data center — including employees employed at the center itself, logistics and warehousing operations — will total more than 1,400. 

“AI is the future,” Picou said at an announcement event at a warehouse near the site in Clay County that drew dozens of civic and business leaders. Google, she said, “wants to be good for all of you.”....


Earlier in data centers: ""Hindenburg Research Targets Equinix In New Short Report Claiming Data Center Firm Is Selling 'AI Pipe Dream' (UPDATED)" EQIX".

I like the "AI pipe dream" line.