$1.2 billion

Since the data center was built in 2007, Google has made $1.2 billion of investment in Lenoir and Caldwell County.

$5.5 million

Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $5.5 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in North Carolina.

$2 million

Since 2006, Google has awarded $2 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to North Carolina colleges and universities through Research at Google.

50% less

Google facilities consume 50 percent less energy compared to the typical data center.

Data centers are what keep the Internet up and running. Our employees at the Lenoir and Caldwell County data center 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. Since 2011, we’ve awarded $5.5 million in grants and employee-matched giving to North Carolina nonprofits and schools in 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. Our local support for education efforts includes: 

  • Hosting the North Carolina Gravity Games in partnership with Appalachian State University (ASU) in downtown Lenoir since 2011.
  • Awarding scholarships to aspiring computer scientists from underrepresented groups—in 2017 to one students to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. 
  • Awarding $2 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to North Carolina colleges and universities since 2006 through Research at Google.

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