Google Has $600 Million Northland Plans



Tech giant Google plans to build a $600 million data center in the Northland, according to a press release put out by Kansas City Councilman and Port KC Commissioner Dan Fowler. Port KC approved a bond in that amount on July 22 for the development, which is planned for the yet-to-be-built North Arlington Business Park, which Hunt Midwest will helm.

Though the land has not been purchased, Google is reportedly looking for an 80-acre site in the area. The center would employ about 50 and create 1,000 construction jobs. 

If the development is approved, Fowler predicts that Google will attract other ancillary tech tenants to the area, creating additional jobs.