Clay County: Data Center Hub of the Midwest

It’s now official: Google will build a billion-dollar data center in Clay County.

Led by Missouri Gov. Michael Parson, area leaders recently joined for the dramatic announcement that Google is building a massive data center near Worlds of Fun. Combined with an earlier project by Meta (Facebook) for an $88 million center near I-435 and Highway 169, the move puts Clay County at the front of regional development for this growing industry. 

The center is scheduled to open as early as next year in the Hunt Midwest Business Center on Northeast Parvin Road. Much like other data centers, the facility supports the company’s efforts in AI and its cloud businesses like Google Workspace.

Officials for the company said it would also bring its Skilled Trades and Readiness (STAR) program to the area. Google is already working with the Missouri Works Initiative and the Urban League to increase entry-level positions in the skilled trades.

In addition, Google is working with Evergy to power the site with renewable investments as part of the company’s goal to run on 24/7 carbon-free energy.

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