In 2018, Google began construction of a data center complex in Jackson County, a $600 million investment once completed.
Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $4.6 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in Alabama.
We aspire to make Google an institution that makes the world a better place.”Larry Page CEO & Founder, Alphabet Inc.
Data centers are what keep the Internet up and running. Our employees at the Jackson County data center will work to keep Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, and many other Google applications operational, enabling Google to provide fast and reliable services around the clock to millions of people.
Google in the community
We’re committed to playing a positive role in each of the communities in which we live and work. As we've grown in Alabama, we’ve supported STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, empowered local small businesses through online tools and support, and generally worked with community partners to foster the natural culture of innovation we found here. Since 2011, we’ve awarded $4.6 million in grants and employee-matched giving to Alabama nonprofits and schools in these areas that we’re passionate about, including science and technology education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.
Google for education
We believe that every student and every educator, in every classroom, deserves the tools and skills that set them up for success in building the future they want for themselves. That’s why we’re committed to supporting students, partnering with educators, building products, and making impactful investments that help enhance and expand education through technology.
Because the importance of, and real world demand for, digital skills is only increasing, every student from grade school through grad school should have the opportunity to explore computer science and engineering. Whether or not they choose to pursue it, they should have the chance to be the creators—not just the consumers—of technology.
We work to positively impact the world through our products, programs, people, and philanthropy.