Google to invest $9.5 billion in US offices and data centers this year

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Google has revealed that it will invest around $9.5 billion in its US offices and data centers in 2022.

Along with the investments, he expects to create about 12,000 new full-time jobs at Google by the end of the year, along with thousands more among its local vendors, partners and communities.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said it might seem counterintuitive to increase the company’s investment in physical offices, even as it embraces greater flexibility in how it operates. However, he said the company believes investing in its campuses is more important than ever and will improve products, improve the quality of life for Google employees and strengthen communities. .

Pichai stressed that Google’s investments in data centers will continue to power the digital tools and services that help people and businesses thrive. He revealed that as Google strives to run offices and data centers with 24/7 carbon-free power by 2030, it also aims to set new standards for green building design.

“Google’s offices and data centers provide vital anchors to our local communities and help us contribute to their economies,” Pichai said. “In the United States, over the past five years, we have invested more than $37 billion in our offices and data centers in 26 states, creating more than 40,000 full-time jobs. This is in addition to the more than $40 billion in research and development that we have invested in the United States in 2020 and 2021.

Pichai also highlighted where new investments in the United States will take place, but did not specify the amount of money at each location.

In Georgia, Google is set to open its new office in Atlanta this year and continues to invest in its data center in Douglas County. In Texas, it is building its Austin office and continuing to invest in its Midlothian data center. Google also continues to invest in data centers in Tennessee, Virginia and Oklahoma.

In the Midwest region, it aims to continue investing in data centers in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Nebraska.

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Google is also ready to continue investing in its long-term office presence in New York and making improvements to our Cambridge and Pittsburgh campuses.

For the central region, it will continue the construction of its campus in Boulder.

Finally, in California, the tech giant will continue to invest in its offices and support affordable housing initiatives in the Bay Area as part of its billion-dollar housing commitment. It also opened a new office in downtown Portland and continues to invest in its data center at The Dalles. It will also invest in its campuses in Kirkland and Seattle, Washington.

He revealed that in Nevada, his data center in Storey County is now operational, with plans to expand it, and that he will also invest more in his Henderson facility.

The $9.5 billion investment is a step up from the $7 billion pledged last year. In March 2021, the tech giant said it would invest the money in existing office space and data centers in the United States. It was also expected to create 10,000 jobs as part of the investment drive.

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