Google helps Alabama businesses move toward their goals

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$1.17 billion

of economic activity

In 2020, Google helped provide $1.17 billion of economic activity for 17,700 Alabama businesses, nonprofits, publishers, creators and developers


Alabama businesses

More than 239,000 Alabama businesses received requests for directions, phone calls, bookings, reviews and other direct connections to their customers from Google in 2020

$3.41 million

of free advertising

In 2020, Google provided $3.41 million of free advertising to Alabama nonprofits through the Google Ad Grants program


jobs created by Google

In Alabama, Google creates jobs for over 250 people in a variety of full-time and external supplier roles, including computer technicians, engineers, and various food services, maintenance, and security roles

Investing in local communities

As our company expands with more than 84,000 employees in the U.S., we’re committed to playing a positive role in each of the communities where we live and work.

$4+ million

in grants

Since 2015, has awarded over $4 million in grants to nonprofits and organizations based in Alabama


in charitable giving

Since 2016, Google has awarded more than $600,000 to local schools and nonprofits, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through grants, events, and programs

150 megawatts

of solar power

In 2019, Google announced a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority to purchase the output of several new solar farms in Alabama and Tennessee, with the ability to produce around 150 megawatts of power

Our home in the Yellowhammer State

Google is proud to call Alabama home, with our data center in Jackson County keeping Google applications fast and reliable for millions of people

“At Google, we are technology optimists. Not because we believe in technology, but because we believe in people.”

Sundar Pichai

CEO, Alphabet Inc.

Jackson County

In 2018, Google began construction of a $600 million data center complex in Jackson County, Alabama. Google’s Jackson County data center is located on over 500 acres of land, adjacent to the site of the decommissioned Widows Creek coal-fired power plant, once operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Google is partnering with TVA to source renewable power and will utilize the site’s existing electricity transmission lines to enhance the data center’s reliability and bring in clean power. Learn more about Google data centers

Google in the community

Alabama is our home and we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we live and work. Google has partnered with Alabama A&M University on the Computer Science Summer Institute for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), an effort to promote equitable representation in tech by connecting incoming HBCU students with like-minded peers, Google engineers, computer science professors, HBCU alumni in the computer science field, and Black technologists in the local tech ecosystem.

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