“Google Expands Investment in Ohio with Three New Data Centers”
– Google announces a $1.7 billion investment to build data centers in New Albany, Columbus, and Lancaster
– While the expansion brings job opportunities, many Ohioans still need to relocate to the capital for these tech jobs
Google officials have revealed plans to construct three new data centers in Ohio, contributing to the state’s goal of becoming the “tech capital of the Midwest.” The $1.7 billion investment highlights Ohio’s emergence as a premier destination for technology investment. However, while the development brings potential employment opportunities, it is important to note that only approximately 200 permanent positions will be available, with the majority of jobs being temporary during construction. Governor Mike DeWine’s promise to make every Ohio citizen within commuting distance of economic development sites remains unfulfilled, as those living outside the center of the state are largely excluded. Despite this limitation, Google’s expansion showcases Ohio’s growing tech industry, although Columbus remains the primary hub for tech jobs in the state.