LINCOLN — Google is planning to invest another $400 million in its data center in Council Bluffs, bringing the company's total investment in the center to $1.5 billion.
Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., opened the $600 million data center in 2009 in the Lake Manawa area, then launched a $300 million expansion a year ago aided by state tax incentives.
In November, the company announced that it was investing another $200 million in expansion.
But now, according to a filing with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Google is pursuing an additional $400 million expansion.
Google, a year ago, won approval of state tax incentives of up to $9.6 million for the $300 million expansion, which would create 50 jobs.
Its latest filing is seeking to add $400 million on top of that. It asks to boost the state tax credits to the company to $16.8 million. How many jobs that would create was not indicated.
The authority is scheduled to vote Tuesday morning in Des Moines on amending its tax incentive agreement with Google.
A spokeswoman from the company, Kate Hurowitz, said she could not comment other than to say, “we're looking forward to the meeting.”
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