Lenoir, North Carolina
Google is proud to call North Carolina home to one of our data centers.
In 2007, we announced plans to construct a data center complex in Caldwell County, North Carolina — investing $1.2 billion in the facility and establishing a long-term commitment to the region and state. We've created more than 250 jobs on the expanded, fully operational site, and we work hard to support the communities in which our employees live and work.
Since 2009, we've awarded more than $5.5 million to local schools and nonprofits. 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.
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Google hires the most qualified individuals from around the world. We make it a priority to hire from the local community whenever possible because it’s good for business and the right thing to do.
We also seek to contract with local vendors whenever possible. If you are a vendor or are interested in providing a service to Google, please learn more on our supplier help website. You may also want to complete the Supplier Diversity Registration of Interest form.Find available positions at our data center
In the community
At Google, we’re committed to playing a positive role in every community in which we operate around the world. Through grants and local initiatives that utilize our tools and expertise, we’re working to help businesses, educational institutions, community collaboratives, nonprofits, and individuals create and thrive in a sustainable, knowledge-based economy. We are always on the lookout for opportunities for Googlers to share their time and expertise with the local community.
Google's community contributions by the numbers:
$1.2 billion: Investment in Lenoir/Caldwell County since the data center was built in 2007.
$5.5 million: Total in charitable giving dollars donated to nonprofits and schools in North Carolina since 2008.
50%: Percent less energy consumed at Google facilities, compared to a typical data center.
Partnerships and eventsGoogle works with local organizations to sponsor several community events each year, from promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to helping small businesses get online. These efforts culminate with our annual NC Gravity Games, a competition for students to design and build gravity-powered cars, then race them through the streets of Lenoir.
Since 2008, we’ve awarded more than $4 million in grants to North Carolina nonprofits and schools in areas that we’re passionate about, including science and technology education, carbon reduction, and access to the internet. In 2016, we piloted the Rolling Study Halls program in Caldwell County to address the needs of K-12 students facing long round-trip commutes to school, who also came from homes without internet access. That program has now gone national to several Google communities throughout the country.
Learn more about our Data Center Community Grants program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.
Green initiativesGoogle is also committed to creating a better web that's better for the environment. We welcome proposals from data center communities that reduce carbon emissions in the immediate region, including projects that increase the renewable energy mix powering our data centers. Applicants can be nonprofit or for-profit entrepreneurs. We look for cost of generation, innovation, and total carbon reduction. You can submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.