LAS VEGAS/CARSON CITY – Google received approval from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board to develop a $600 million data center in Henderson, Nev., which would power many of Google’s products and services. Should Google elect to locate in Nevada, it is expected that the new data center would bring 50 new jobs to the Silver State at an average wage of $31.25 an hour.
“Over the course of the last eight years we have worked diligently to diversify and build the new Nevada economy and securing a Google data center in Southern Nevada would be yet another feather in Nevada’s cap,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “The Silver State is already home to key tech companies in both Northern and Southern Nevada and I am confident that should Google elect to locate in Henderson, Nevada will continue to be at the forefront of the ever-expanding technology industry.”
“Google would be a game changer for Nevada,” said GOED Executive Director Paul Anderson. “For Google, one of the technology giants, to choose Nevada to build a key component of their network would propel Nevada even further into the future. A positive decision by Google would help the Silver State stand out in the forefront of technological advancement and bring more tech jobs to the state. GOED stands ready to help Google in any way we can.”
Design, LLC, a subsidiary of Google, which would operate the data center, applied to the State of Nevada for the data center tax abatements, which include the abatement of sales and use taxes for a period of 20 years, and personal property taxes for a period of 20 years. It is expected that should Google locate in Southern Nevada, the project would generate over $85 million in state and local tax revenue over the next 20 years.
“We are thrilled Google is considering expanding in Southern Nevada, and I applaud the collaborative economic development efforts of our partners at NV Energy, the City of Henderson, and GOED to advance this game-changing project,” said Jonas Peterson, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. “We’re hopeful this exciting opportunity will strengthen our reputation as a growing technology and innovation hub.”
GOED’s board meets every other month to discuss economic development in the state, tax abatements for new and emerging businesses, and funds to be distributed to local programs such as WINN that support employee advancement. For more information about the past board meetings, please check notices and agendas: http://www.diversifynevada.com/about/notices-agendas/
About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and Governor Brian Sandoval to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at www.diversifynevada.com.
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