Internet Giant Could Be Headed To Oklahoma

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 9:31 pm
By: News On 6

The town of Pryor goes gah-gah for Google. The News On 6 reported Wednesday night that a large, new plant was headed to the Mid-America Industrial Park in Pryor, and that it meant lots of new jobs. But officials have been reluctant to say what it is, now "The Paper," an independent newspaper in Pryor, is speculating Google is behind the mystery plant.

"We're evaluating this exciting opportunity but have not announced our decision or made final plans," said Google spokesman Ricardo Reyes.

On Wednesday Google announced it is building a $600 million data center in South Carolina, and they also have a $600 million data center going up in North Carolina. A key factor in both cases was a large, cheap supply of water and electricity, something the Mid-America Industrial Park in Pryor also has.

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