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Crews have already begun construction, and Bridgeport Mayor David Hughes says the town is already seeing an economic boom.

As part of its commitment to local communities, Google also announced onsite that it would be donating $100,000 to the Jackson County School District for the growth and development of the region's student STEM programs. Google is a generous supporter of schools, and the company's presence will help us recruit other high-tech companies.

"The construction jobs will be several hundred construction jobs, and it's a great company".

"Our technology must be infused with the values we all hold dear", Cook wrote April 3 in an email to staff members obtained by The New York Times.

The Alabama data center will act as a hub for internet traffic and help keep the search engine along with YouTube and Gmail up and running, according to Google officials.

The company today broke ground on its new data center in Jackson County, Alabama.

The data center will be built on 350 acres of land off County Road 96 in Bridgeport. "Therefore we ask that Project Maven be cancelled, and that Google draft, publicize and enforce a clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology".

Among those who once worked for TVA at Widows Creek was the father of the head of Google's head of global alliances, Nan Boden, who returned to Alabama Monday for the groundbreaking of the new data center. Dr.

"Billions of people use Google to search for something and I'm sure glad that when Google started searching they found us in Alabama", Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said during Monday's ceremony. "No doubt about it - this is a game-changer for us".

"I'm thrilled to join with Google today as they break ground on their data center in Jackson County", said U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville.

"It's a great day for the state of Alabama!"

We can now confirm that the fix will be going out around the end of June in the next Google Play Services release.

Congressman Brooks said that he hopes that Google is the first of many major players that discover what the Tennessee River Valley in Alabama has to offer.

Google will also work with the Tennessee Valley Authority to find new wind and solar projects that help contribute to the company's goal of purchasing 100% renewable energy for operations worldwide.

"Bridgeport is just the flawless balance of land, power, water and a great community for the workforce", said Brenda Standridge, Google's Alabama project manager.

This story originally appeared on the Alabama Department of Commerce's Made in Alabama website.

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