The data center is expected to cost $600 million and open in spring of 2009. Although Google is only using 55-acre site in Council Bluffs, they purchased 1,185 acres so they can expand in the future.
Iowa gave Google a tax incentive by passing a bill that would "exempt electricity and capital investment requirements from sales tax for computer-related businesses," said BusinessWeek. Let's tack Iowa onto the list of US states where Google now has a presence.
Source:→ SEL BlogGoogle, $600 Million, Data Center, Iowa