A once tiny hamlet in the rolling hills west of Utah Lake, Eagle Mountain is developing a knack for attracting some of the biggest names in business.
The city on Monday announced search giant Google purchased property that may host a future data center.
The announcement follows a pair of other development coups in that last few years that include a massive Facebook data center and a Tyson Foods meatpacking plant. The new investments are coinciding with a booming Eagle Mountain population that more than doubled from the 2010 to 2020 U.S. Census counts to over 44,000 residents and is currently growing at an annual clip near 7%.
At a press event Monday, Eagle Mountain Mayor Tom Westmoreland said the Google purchase is further evidence his growing Utah County community is on the rise.
“This announcement solidifies Eagle Mountain’s position in the technology industry … and that our previous Fortune 100’s were not a fluke,” Westmoreland said. “Eagle Mountain has an important part to play in the future of our residents and the state.”
Eagle Mountain city officials said they could offer no estimate regarding when, or if, Google might begin construction on the 300-acre parcel and a statement from a Google spokesperson was also vague on any future plans for the plot other than confirming a data center is what they have in mind.
“Google has acquired a site in Eagle Mountain, UT, for a potential data center,” the Google statement reads. “While we do not…