By Associated Press • 

Google to possibly expand data center in The Dalles

 

PORTLAND — Google has set its sights on 23 acres of land for a possible expansion of its big data facility in The Dalles.

The Oregonian reports that an official with the company says Google is looking forward to the possibility of expanding its operations.

Google built its first corporate data center in the Columbia River Gorge town in 2006. Google's proposal indicates that the company could be planning an additional facility at the Port of The Dalles, which is about one mile from its existing data center.

According to Dalles city manager Nolan Young, the project would largely be exempt from local property taxes. Under the new deal, Google would be required to pay $1.7 million up front and at least $1 million annually to Dalles and Wasco County.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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