Google to Invest $10B This Year in Office, Data Centers Across the United States

by Alex Tostado

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) plans to invest $10 billion in office and data centers in 11 states this year that will create thousands of jobs. The 11 states will be Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and California, according to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and its parent company, Alphabet Inc.

In 2019, Mountain View-based Google announced it would invest $13 billion in major office and data center expansions in 14 states. Combined with other investments, Alphabet was the largest investor in the United States last year, according to the Progressive Policy Institute’s Investment Heroes 2019: Boosting U.S. Growth report.

Data Centers

Google plans to open or expand 13 data centers nationwide. Data center expansions in the South include locations in Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.

In the Midwest, the company will open a new data center in Ohio and expand an existing center in Iowa. Nebraska and Oklahoma will see expanded data centers.

Lastly, Google will expand data centers in Oregon and Nevada.

Office Space

Google plans to open new offices or expand its existing space in 19 communities. Google office expansions are slated for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan.

The company will also open a Google Operations Center in Mississippi and expand its footprint in Georgia, Florida and Virginia.

Pichai says Google has the ability to double its workforce in Boulder, Colo., over the next few years. Likewise, Google plans to open its Hudson Square Campus in Manhattan this year, which will the company says could double its New York City workforce by 2028. The company is also expanding its office in Pittsburgh, and a bigger office is under development in Cambridge, Mass.

Two Texas offices will be expanded, as well as offices in Oregon, Washington and California.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google in September 1998. Since then, the company has grown to more than 90,000 employees worldwide and developed or acquired products and platforms like Search, Maps, Ads, Gmail, Android, Chrome and YouTube.

In October 2015, Alphabet Inc. became the parent holding company of Google. Alphabet’s stock price closed at $1,390.47 per share Wednesday, up from $1,122.89 on Feb. 27, 2019.

— Alex Tostado

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