Google to Invest $7B in Offices, Data Centers Across the U.S.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — Google has announced plans to invest $7 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. this year, creating 10,000 new full-time jobs across 19 states.
The investment will include over $1 billion in the state of California; office expansions in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C.; and data center expansions in Nebraska, South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada and Texas. Further details on planned investments across the U.S. are below:
In the Southern U.S., Google will increase its investment in an existing South Carolina data center and its existing office campuses in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.; establish a new cloud engineering site in Durham, N.C.; open its first U.S. Google Operations Center in Southaven, Miss.; open a new office in Reston, Va.; and expand its data center in Virginia’s Loudon County.
Earlier this year, Google established its first Minnesota office in Rochester and its new data centers in New Albany, Ohio, and Papillion, Neb., became operational. The company plans to expand its data center footprint in Nebraska over the course of 2021 and will begin further improvements at its Detroit, Chicago and Ann Arbor, Mich., offices.
Google’s new data center in Midlothian, Texas, is now operational. The company will also open its first Houston office and increase its investment in existing office campuses in Austin, Texas.
In 2018, Google committed to doubling its workforce in New York by 2028 and will build out campuses throughout the state this year in an attempt to accomplish this goal. The company also announced plans to invest in its Cambridge, Mass., and Pittsburgh offices.
Google will open a new office project in Portland this year and invest in its Seattle and Kirkland, Wash., campuses. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company plans to invest further in its existing offices within the state this year, while supporting affordable housing initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area through a $1 billion housing commitment. Google also plans to expand its data centers in Henderson and Storey County, Nev., over the course of 2021.
“I believe a lasting economic recovery will come from local communities, and the people and small businesses that give them life. Google wants to be a part of that recovery,” says Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. “Coming together in person to collaborate and build community is core to Google’s culture and it will be an important part of our future. So we continue to make significant investments in our offices around the country and in data center expansions.”
— Katie Sloan