Papillion Home to Google Data Center by 2021
By Will Bauer , Reporter/Producer Nebraska Public Media
Oct. 4, 2019, 3:38 p.m. ·
An Omaha suburb will be home to another data center by October 2021.
Google is building a $600 million data center in Papillion, Neb. that’s scheduled to be complete in 18 to 24 months.
Google said the data center will bring 30 jobs to the area. Papillion mayor David Black said the city is perfect for data centers because of its central location near major interstates and Nebraska’s public power infrastructure.
“Both Facebook and Google want 100% renewable on their power and [Omaha Public Power District] is able to deliver that," Black said. "At probably, some of the most attractive rates that exist. I think that’s a major part of it.”
Facebook, Travelers’ Insurance and other companies have data centers in Papillion, while Google has additional centers in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mayor Black said nearly 65% of the property taxes generated from the facility will go back to the school districts.