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Tech giant Google on Wednesday announced plans to build a data center in Nebraska.

Details about the plan, including the location, were not immediately available.

The company plans to invest more than $13 billion in 2019 in data centers and offices across the country with expansions in 14 states.

Those investments will allow Google to hire tens of thousands of employees and create more than 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia, the company said.

Gov. Pete Ricketts praised Google's investment in a prepared statement.

“Nebraska has built a reputation for itself as the Silicon Prairie and a hub for tech companies, start ups, and entrepreneurs,” Ricketts wrote. “Today’s announcement from Google underscores that reputation and will bring great opportunities for Nebraskans. We appreciate the work of all the partners who teamed up to successfully promote Nebraska as the destination for Google’s next investment.”

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