When one word is sufficient for the title of your announcement, you know it’s a big one!
It’s such an exciting time in Southaven and our next new development ranks with the most significant to ever happen in our city’s history! 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 facility 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.
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.
It’s very rewarding to see that our city’s assets, priorities, and quality of life have become appealing to the strongest and best organizations in the world. These organizations make mention of our key geographic location; educated and talented workforce; attractive and pride-soaked city; excellent parks and recreational opportunities; and appealing place to call home. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?! The little things do amount to big things!
Congratulations Southaven, the best is yet to come!