Google Plans N.C. Data Center by Forbes confirms Google has selected North Carolina over South Carolina as the location for their huge data center. Yesterday, we wrote how the Carolina’s are bidding against each other to win Google’s business. Google will be spending about $600 million on their new data center and should employee 210 people in the region of Lenoir. People in that region currently average an annual salary of $28,000, the jobs available at Google will average about $48,300. Congrats Andy!