9to5Google has reported that Google is investing $7 billion into US offices and data centers for 2021. Sundar Pichai provided the company’s 2021 update in regards to finances on Thursday, March 18. The investments will cover new offices, data centers, and provide for expansions across the country.
Google was one of the first companies to adopt a work from home strategy over the past year. Despite this Google still wants to get employees back in the offices for “collaboration days” as part of a “flexible workweek”.
According to 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, as well as our home state of California, where we will be investing over $1 billion this year”.
Google will establish a new Cloud engineering site in Durham, North Carolina while increasing its data center in South Carolina. Virginia will also see a new office building in Reston, and an expanded data center is coming to Loudoun County.
Google is investing $7 billion in offices and data centers to create a hybrid work environment
The first U.S. Google Operations Center in Southaven, Mississippi will provide customer support and opens this year. Staying in the south of the country, Texas’ Midlothian data center is not running, and Houston is getting its first office and new investments in Auston.
The campus in Atlanta, Georgia will also see additional investments. In the Midwest Google’s first Minnesota office in Rochester is active. Meanwhile, data centers in New Albany, Ohio, and Papillion, Nebraska are now live as well. Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois will receive further improvements.
The East coast isn’t being left out of the improvements. Google will continue to double the workforce in New York City, while the nation’s capital will see a staff increase. Office investments will come to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Last but not least is the “Central+West” region. This region will see continued growth in Bould Colorado, and new offices in Portland, Oregon. Washington State will see more investments in the Kirkland and Seattle campuses while Nevada data centers in Henderson & Storey county will expand.
Google’s home state of California will see over $1 billion dollars in investments including the opening of Bay View.
Overall, this huge investment in Google’s data centers and offices will help the overall job market as well. At least 10,000 new full-time jobs will be created stateside.