SOUTHAVEN, MS  Google has announced they will open the first U.S. Google Operations Center in Southaven, Mississippi, which will provide human customer and operations support for Google customers and users around the world.  The new 60,000 square-foot facilities will be located in our Metropolitan District at 5665 Airways Boulevard, just north of the Tanger Outlet Mall and adjacent to I-55.   Construction is projected to begin in August of this year with occupancy and operations beginning in the second quarter of 2021.  This operation will bring 100 new professional jobs initially with plans to potentially expand to 350, all from our local workforce talent pool.  There are currently only two other facilities like this in the world, one in the Philippines, the other in India.

A release from Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite states, “…Google is a titan in the global economy and we are honored to have their first-class operation in our city.  It’s a great testament to our city and people that such a fine organization has chosen us as their newest home.  I look forward to seeing the career opportunities this will provide for our people and the joint success the City of Southaven, Desoto County, State of Mississippi, and Google will enjoy together for many years in the future.”