North Carolina

Google helps North Carolina businesses move toward their goals

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$6.92 billion

of economic activity

In 2020, Google helped provide $6.92 billion of economic activity for 54,500 North Carolina businesses, nonprofits, publishers, creators and developers


North Carolina businesses

More than 535,000 North Carolina businesses received requests for directions, phone calls, bookings, reviews and other direct connections to their customers from Google in 2020

$12.15 million

of free advertising

In 2020, Google provided $12.15 million of free advertising to North Carolina nonprofits through the Google Ad Grants program


jobs created by Google

In North Carolina, Google creates jobs for over 600 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.

$1.2 billion

investment in North Carolina

Since the Lenoir, North Carolina data center was built in 2007, Google has committed $1.2 billion of investment in the region and state

$5.5+ million

in grants

Since 2009, Google has awarded more than $5.5 million to local schools and nonprofits

$340 million

investment in renewable energy

Since 2015, Google's long term commitments to buy renewable energy in North Carolina has spurred the construction of nearly $340 million in new energy infrastructure in the state

Our home in the Tar Heel State

Google is proud to call North Carolina home, with an office in Chapel Hill and with a data center in Lenoir keeping the Internet up and running

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

Sundar Pichai

CEO, Alphabet Inc.


In 2007, Google began construction of a data center complex in Lenoir, North Carolina. Since then, we’ve invested $1.2 billion in the facility and have made a long-term commitment to the region and state. 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. Learn more about Google data centers

Google in the community

Lenoir is our home and we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we live and work. Since 2009, we've invested in several green initiatives, including a collaboration with Duke University and Duke Energy to turn hog waste at a Yadkin County farm into renewable energy. We also support educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through grants, events, and programs.

Chapel Hill

Google has called Chapel Hill home since 2005, with the acquisition of tech startup, Skia. Located in the historic Franklin Centre, our Chapel Hill office is a small but growing engineering hub, focused on mobile software and services including Android and Chrome.

Google in the community

Chapel Hill is our home and we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we live and work. Since 2009, our employees based in Chapel Hill—with matching contributions from Google—have donated over $1 million in charitable giving. Since 2013, we’ve also served over 1,400 hours of volunteer and pro bono work with nonprofits and schools in areas we’re passionate about, including STEM education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.

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