Google announced over $13 billion in investments throughout 2019 in data centers and offices across the U.S., with major expansions in 14 states.
"These new investments will give us the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees, and enable the creation of more than 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia," Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog here post.
With this new investment, Google will now have a home in 24 total states, including data centers in 13 communities.
"This growth will allow us to invest in the communities where we operate, while we improve the products and services that help billions of people and businesses globally. Our new data center investments, in particular, will enhance our ability to provide the fastest and most reliable services for all our users and customers. As part of our commitment to our 100 percent renewable energy purchasing, we’re also making significant renewable energy investments in the U.S. as we grow. Our data centers make a significant economic contribution to local communities, as do the associated $5 billion in energy investments that our energy purchasing supports," Pichai added.
Google is continuing to expand its presence in Chicago and is developing new data centers in Ohio and Nebraska. The Wisconsin office is set to move into a larger space in the next few months.
With new office and data center development, Google's workforce in Virginia will double. And with a new office in Georgia, the company's workforce will double there as well. Data centers in Oklahoma and South Carolina will expand, and Google is developing a new office and data center in Texas.
Massachusetts has one of Google's largest sales and engineering communities outside of the Bay Area, and the company is building new office space there. In New York, the Google Hudson Square campus—a major product, engineering and business hub—will come to life over the next couple of years.
Google will open its first data center in Nevada and will expand its Washington office, a key product and engineering hub. In addition to investments in the Bay Area, Google's investments in California continue with the redevelopment of the Westside Pavillion, and the Spruce Goose Hangar in the Los Angeles area.