Google Announces $600M Expansion in Loudoun

Google has announced it will invest $600 million in expanding its data center footprint in Loudoun, according to the Loudoun Department of Economic Development, adding to its $1.2 billion investment in Loudoun so far.

“I’m thankful to Google for choosing to do business in Loudoun,” stated Supervisor Tony R. Buffington (R-Blue Ridge). “Their investment is mutually beneficial as it helps keep taxes low for our residents while ensuring a high quality of life for their employees. We look forward to a long lasting partnership.”

Google arrived in Loudoun in 2019 and has two data centers in the county, as well as office space in Reston, where it will take over an additional floor of Reston Station. In 2020, Google supported the purchase of hot spots and devices to ensure more students had access to virtual learning during the pandemic, and supported programs to provide teachers with best practices for remote classroom instruction.

The Loudoun expansion is part of Google’s plans to invest more across the country.

“I believe a lasting economic recovery will come from local communities, and the people and small businesses that give them life. Google wants to be a part of that recovery. That’s why we plan to invest over $7 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. and create at least 10,000 new full-time Google jobs in the U.S. this year,” stated Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet.

8 thoughts on “Google Announces $600M Expansion in Loudoun

  • 2021-03-18 at 4:27 pm
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    If recent history is any guide (and it usually is), Loudoun’s taxpayers will benefit from this in the following ways:

    1) Higher property taxes
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    Sorry, but Tony Buffington is a fool. The people of Loudoun have seen their tax bills increase EVERY YEAR.

    • 2021-03-23 at 8:36 am
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      Housing sales increased in 2020 with the median housing price also increasing. Both of these are a sign of growth. So, tell us again why you think Buffington is a fool? Explain to us again how growth is a bad thing. You are the same people who complain about traffic and then vote against bonds to fund new roads. I hate to tell you, but the people elected the officials that have led these efforts. If you didn’t vote for them, then you have to try harder next time to get people to rally around you. Its the NIMBY mentality people that ruin things for everyone.

      • 2021-03-23 at 7:16 pm
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        Our taxes increase year after year after year as a result of spending. More data centers hasn’t changed that. Nor will it in the future.

        This is a fiscal restraint issue. Nothing to do with NIMBY.

        Care to try again?

  • 2021-03-18 at 6:05 pm
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    Perhaps the Board of Supervisors or other county department could ask Google for help or ideas on solving the problem of lack of broadband Internet coverage in western Loudoun. The County has been struggling for years to find a solution, with no progress.

    Small project for Google, but great for community relations.

  • 2021-03-20 at 10:30 pm
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    My question is, did Google get tax breaks for blighting LoCo with yet more data centers?

    • 2021-03-23 at 8:30 am
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      Less traffic, more jobs, more tax revenue. Let’s see, tell us again why you don’t like data centers? 99% of the rest of the world would love to have the problems you see with more data centers.

  • 2021-03-21 at 5:12 pm
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    I think BOS Buffington has jumped the gun on the legalization of marijuana. Our property taxes were raised last week.

    “Supervisor Tony R. Buffington (R-Blue Ridge). “Their investment is mutually beneficial as it helps keep taxes low for our residents “

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