Google’s Investment in South Carolina Exceeds $2B
Governor Henry McMaster joined state and local officials both to celebrate Google’s 10-year anniversary in Berkeley County and to announce that the company has invested more than $2.4 billion in South Carolina. Google’s ongoing investment is one of the largest in South Carolina history. Google crossed the $2 billion mark with the August 2018 announcement of a $600 million expansion of its data center in Moncks Corner.
Friday’s event at the Berkeley County data center followed a blog post on Wednesday from Google CEO Sundar Pichai announcing $13 billion in new Google investments across 14 states — including South Carolina. Pichai wrote in part: “These new investments will give us the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees, and enable the creation of more than 10,000 new construction jobs …”