Google To Invest More Than $10 Billion In US Offices And Data Centers This Year

By Amit Chowdhry ● Feb 27, 2020
  • Google announced it will be investing over $10 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. in 2020

Google announced it will be investing over $10 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. in 2020. And the investments will be used specifically on 11 states, including Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and California. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, also pointed out that the company has a presence in 26 states across the country.

“Everywhere we invest, we strive to create meaningful opportunities for local communities. A powerful example is our data center in Pryor, a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma,” said Pichai. “Last year, I visited Pryor to announce a $600 million investment, our fourth expansion there since 2007. It felt like the whole community came out to welcome us, from small business owners to teachers to Google employees. Pryor Mayor Larry Lees told the crowd that Google’s investments have helped provide local schools with the resources they need—including the latest textbooks and STEM courses—to offer a world-class education. He talked about the small businesses we have helped train and the mentorship Googlers have provided to Pryor’s students.”

Here is an overview by region:

The South

Google will continue investing in Atlanta and hire new engineering teams to our growing office there this year. Plus Google will also invest in expanded offices and data centers in Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. And a new Operations Center in Mississippi will be opened to improve customer support for users and partners around the world.

The Midwest

Google recently opened a new Google Cloud office in Chicago and expanded offices in Madison, Wisconsin. And Google will also make additional investments in offices in Detroit, open a new data center in Ohio, and complete the expansion of a data center in Iowa.

Central

In Colorado, Google has the capacity to double our workforce over the next few years, in part by expanding its presence in Boulder. And Google will also invest further in growing the data centers in Nebraska and Oklahoma.

East Coast

Google is opening a new Hudson Square campus in New York City where the company has the capacity to double its local workforce by 2028. And Google is also expanding its office in Pittsburgh and a larger office in Cambridge, Massachusetts is under development.

West Coast

Google is expanding the Google Cloud campus in Seattle and undertaking a major development in Kirkland to open later this year. And Google is making office and data center investments in Oregon. In California, Google will continue investing in new locations in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

“We’ll also accelerate our work with businesses, governments, and community organizations to distribute the $1 billion we committed for Bay Area housing. In the first six months of this commitment, we’ve helped to create more than 380 new affordable housing units in the Bay Area, including an investment in a development focused on affordable and inclusive housing for adults with disabilities. There’s more to come in 2020,” added Pichai.