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Google to Invest USD $7 Billion, But Where?

Google to Invest USD $7 Billion, But Where

CEO Google Sundar Pichai announced that the technology company plans to invest 7 billion dollars to expand its network of offices in the United States, which would create 10,000 new jobs in the country.

Since Covid-19 has completely ruined the economy of this whole world. Everyone is fighting this economic battle. The technology company laid out its plan for an economic recovery that will hopefully follow the COVID-19 crisis. 

Although it is important to note that Pichai had announced an investment of $10 billion in an expansion of offices and data centers in February 2020. However, COVID arrived and, later, the hiring was reduced and expansion plans stopped.

Currently, Google has a presence in 26 states and its parent company, Alphabet, has 135,000 employees around the world. According to the CEO, this action is intended for the company to be part of the economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis.

According to Pichai, The largest investment would go to California, where the technology company would invest a billion dollars. However, this action would include the extension of the technology company in 19 other US states. 

The tech giant will “keep growing our offices across the U.S,” Pichai said. It is set to add thousands of roles in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New York City in an effort to “bring more jobs and investment to diverse communities” as part of the company’s commitment to racial equity. Pichai also announced that Google will invest in data center expansions in Nebraska, South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, and Texas.

“Our existing data center sites in Nebraska, Ohio, Texas and Nevada will be fully up and running in 2021,” Pichai said. “Our data centers are what powers your searches, emails, photos and the maps that help you find the fastest way home; they’re also important to the fabric of local communities, from providing opportunities for supply chain partners and small businesses to supporting distance learning in South Carolina and Nevada.”

Besides increasing its investment in its existing data center in South Carolina, Alphabet and Google will expand in the South by establishing a new “cloud” engineering site in Durham, North Carolina, and opening the first U.S. Google Operations Center in Southaven, Mississippi.

In Virginia, Google is set to open a new Reston office building and expand its Loudoun County data center.

Pichai also said that in Texas, Google will open its first Houston office and continue to invest in its existing campuses in Austin.

In the Midwest, Google is set to expand its data center footprint in Nebraska with additional investment and it will make further improvements to its Detroit and Chicago offices as well as one in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Google is also opening a new office in Portland, Oregon, this year, and will continue its investments in its existing workspace in Kirkland and Seattle in Washington state.

Pichai said Google’s data center in Henderson, Nevada, is operational, and there are plans to expand it, along with Google’s Storey County data center, in 2021.

In 2019, Pichai said Google made a commitment in 2018 to double its workforce there by 2028 and nothing has changed on that front. Pichai said that in 2021, the company would “continue to invest in building out our campus presence to meet that goal.”

Great news for US citizens Google’s plan will give opportunities to give bread and butter to at least 10,000 applicants that will surely boost the economy of the United States.

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Written by Hammad Khalid

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