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Google's CEO explains why the internet giant picked Middle Tennessee for $600M data center

Joel Stinnett
American City Business Journals

When your presence is felt everywhere, you can choose anywhere to expand your business' footprint — and Google chose Tennessee. At the groundbreaking ceremony for a $600 million data center on Friday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained why Clarksville was picked as the home for a facility that will disperse information across the globe. The Mountain View, California-based tech giant announced plans to take over a portion of the dormant Hemlock Semiconductor site two years ago, well after Hemlock nixed its plans for a $1 billion plant in Montgomery County.