Google Plans Iowa Announcement Friday

Google Data Center Manager Chris Russell announced plans regarding the next phase of the company's Iowa operations at the Google Southlands Property in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Google Inc. announced Tuesday it was investing $300 million to build another data center in Council Bluffs, bringing the Internet search company's total investment in the western Iowa city to about $900 million. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, David Purdy) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT


By Ellen Kurt

DES MOINES, Iowa —State officials and Google are planning a news conference Friday.

The news conference is expected to announce new details of Google's continued investment in Iowa and Google's Council Bluffs data center.

The event is planned Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the State Capitol's Robert D. Ray Conference Room.

Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan, Google Data Center Manager Chris Russell, Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County leaders and state of Iowa Economic Development Leaders.

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