Two weeks after it broke ground on a new data center in Alabama, Google is touting their impact on the communities they've joined.
On Monday, Google released the findings of a new analysis of their current six data centers. The study, conducted by Oxford Economics, showed that as of 2016, the centers have generated $1.3 billion in economic impact and created 11,000 jobs.
Part of those jobs come from the campuses themselves. According to the report, 1,900 people are directly employed by Google. The study estimates that about 1,100 people are hired each year for construction jobs at the centers.