Google investing $600 million in its Berkeley County operations
25 Sep, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Google today confirmed plans to further expand its existing campus in Berkeley County, marking the 10-year anniversary of its data center at the Mount Holly Commerce Park. The expansion is projected to bring approximately $600 million of additional capital investment.
With this new announcement, Google’s total investment in Berkeley County will reach approximately $2.4 billion. For more information on Google, visit the company’s website.
“We are pleased to confirm that we will soon expand our presence in Berkeley County. South Carolina is our home, and we are so excited to work together with the community in this next phase of growth.” -Lilyn Hester, Google Head of Public Policy and Community Relations for the Southeast
“We couldn’t be more thrilled that Google is choosing to expand their South Carolina operations yet again. I congratulate Google on celebrating a full decade in the Palmetto State, and know that thanks to the business-friendly environment that we continue to foster, it is the first of many.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“We congratulate Google on this latest expansion, which adds to the ongoing success they’ve experienced in South Carolina. This innovative company has been a longtime partner of Team South Carolina, and this new $600 million investment further reaffirms their commitment to our state.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Berkeley County is thrilled to have had Google operating within the county for more than a decade. The county is excited about Google’s expansion and looks forward to its continued growth in Berkeley County.” -Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Google is expanding its Berkeley County operations.
- $600 million of additional capital investment.
- This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Google’s data center at the Mount Holly Commerce Park.
- With this announcement, Google’s total investment in Berkeley County will reach approximately $2.4 billion.
- For more information on Google, visit the company’s website.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit SCcommerce.com.