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Google to build new office?

Anthony [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
12 years ago5,154 views

Hey guys.. First time poster here.

I've been hearing rumors around the area here that Google purchased a large area of land in and around Counciul Bluffs, IA to build a new office. Chances are it will be offices to expand their server farms. I guess my question is, has anyone heard anything about this? The rumor is that a large drive-in theatre, recently closed down, was supposed to be the place for their new office.

Wondering if anyone has the tools or resources to dig into the Council Bluffs, IA city government offices to find out... ?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

In Ireland you just walk into the CoCo's Office(Áras an Chontae) and ask to see the plans. They charge €20 If you want a copy to keep.

toml [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

and another one they want to biuld office in wroclaw poland and give jobs for 200 people for start. they got grand from polish gov

Wild Red [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I live in Council Bluffs and it's a real secret as to what is being built there. The contractors don’t even know, but I heard the same thing. All that’s going on right now is dirt work

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

If its a server farm then it would be kept super secret. They didn't talk about their Oregon server farm for almost a year when that was being built. I wonder how many server farms they will build in the US. They have plans for 1 in North Carolina and 1 in South Carolina already.

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

omaha.com/index.php?u_page=120 ...

TonyB

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

More information about Google possibly opening a facility in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area:

omaha.com/index.php?u_page=120 ...

This one is written tongue-in-cheek. Here's my personal favorite comparison:

"In Silicon Valley: Search engines
In the Missouri Valley: Train engines

Google search finds: "Railroading has had a most profound impact on the development of Council Bluffs. Nothing else influenced the city's history so dramatically for so long." – www.geocities.com/heartland/plains/5660/rrhist.htm"

omaha.com/index.php?u_page=121 ...

And finally:
desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbc ...

TonyB

Anthony [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I'm sure it's probably Google. One of the few that likes to keep those things securely under wraps until they get to announce it.

Dennis [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

It is Google. I had it all but confirmed by my state legislator over the weekend. The Iowa House passed a ton of tax breaks to lure them there.

AnthonyP [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Here it is...

ketv.com/news/13102887/detail. ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So Google is building data centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Iowa. Their Oregon data center should be done by now. Do you think they will have at least one data center per state in the US?

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