The first ever U.S. based Google Operations Center is set to open in North Mississippi in 2020.

The announcement was made by Google on Wednesday and the center is set for DeSoto County.

Glenn McCullough, MDA

Executive Director for the Mississippi Development Authority, Glenn McCullough said the incoming business is a huge tribute to the entire state of Mississippi.

“Google’s decision to locate their first operations center in Mississippi is a tribute to the people of our state who give global companies like Google a workforce advantage,” said McCullough.

The operations center should bring at least 350 full time positions to the area and McCullough said the expect to have operations up and running before the end of 2020.

Agents working out of the northwestern operations center will provide customer service to Google users by assisting with tasks ranging from answering calls to product troubleshooting, ad campaign set-up and more.

“This is a tribute to the entire state of Mississippi that Google would decide to come here. We solute the leaders in DeSoto County. Google brings careers of the future,” said McCullough.