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Google buys 1,200 acres for data center in Northern Nevada

Google headquarters

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

Google, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., has purchased 1,200 acres in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

Google has become the latest big-name tenant at the 100,000-acre Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

Documents filed to the Storey County recorder on Friday show 1,200 acres of land was sold for $26.1 million.

A Google representative confirmed the company was involved with the purchase and said the company plans to build a data center on the site.

There are no immediate plans for construction or to purchase additional land, the representative said. Addressing rumors, the representative said there are no plans to build a driverless car track on the site.

"Google is an internationally recognized and respected brand and one of the premier technology companies on the planet," Gov. Brian Sandoval said. "Nevada is rapidly becoming a technology and innovation hub by attracting exciting new startups and some of the world’s best names.

"I am excited by the prospects that come with this size of purchase from this type of company," Sandoval said. "As with all businesses, the state stands ready as a willing and friendly partner in the development of this site."

Google joins Tesla and Switch Supernap as high-profile tech tenants among the more than 100 companies that are associated with the expansive site east of Reno-Sparks.

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