Google Investing $600 Million In South Carolina Facility

Google says it will invest 600 million dollars and create 200 jobs at a new data center in South Carolina. That comes just three months after the company confirmed plans for a similar facility in North Carolina.

It's --not-- been much of a secret that the worldwide Internet company was interested in the South Carolina site northwest of Charleston, and work on the project has already begun.

The data center will have two buildings with computers -- a so-called server farm -- that will be part of the company's worldwide network to handle Internet traffic.

Google says it hopes to have the first servers on line by the end of the year, with the whole center operating within 18 months.

The company is looking at a site for another server farm near Columbia, South Carolina.

In January, the Mountain View, California-based company announced a similar 600 million center in Lenoir, North Carolina.