Google: Google announces new data center campus in Indiana

Apr 26, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google this week revealed plans to expand its footprint in Indiana with a $2 billion data center in Fort Wayne. It also announced a collaboration with Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) to add clean energy to the local grid.

“We are thrilled to announce our investment in Fort Wayne as the site for our newest data center,” said Joe Kava, VP global data centers, Google. “Our decision to make a commitment of this magnitude is a true testament to the strategic and collaborative nature of many leaders across Indiana, Allen County, and, particularly, Fort Wayne. Together, Fort Wayne and Google will help power the digital future, including AI innovation across our enterprise and consumer services.”

Fort Wayne Mayor Sharon Tucker added, “There’s never been a better time to be in Fort Wayne. This investment from Google isn't just about infrastructure or economic development; it's about building a stronger tomorrow, together.”

"We are excited to collaborate with Google to provide future energy needs and help support their corporate sustainability goals,” said Steve Baker, president and COO, Indiana Michigan Power. “This project not only helps the Fort Wayne community, but also helps advance the State of Indiana’s energy policy – Reliability, Resiliency, Stability, Affordability and Environmental Sustainability, pillars that are foundational to a successful energy future.