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Google's $600 million, 200 job data center near Goose Creek is on the way and is scheduled for a grand opening event on October 7 and should be fully operation early next year.
Google had this to say about the new facility:
The computers inside will run some of Google's services like the Google search engine, Gmail, and Google Maps. When the facility is completed and operational, your own Google searches may be processed there. Construction of this data center is underway on 500 acres of land in the Mt. Holly Commerce Park.
The data center is one of a handful of new ones being built around the country. The Post and Courier went to recent luncheon with Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and Google and had this to say. In part:
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has at least three other data centers under construction currently, in Lenoir, N.C.; Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Pryor Creek, Okla.
We'll keep you posted on any fun events planned for the opening.