Google is committed to extending its networks in the US by expanding into several states.
CEO Sundar Pichai made this announcement recently, saying the company plans to build new offices and data centers in several states including, Nebraska, Nevada, and Oklahoma. He cited that more than $13 billion has been capped for this project which is aimed at providing more than 10,000 construction jobs in those areas under review. Just last year, a whopping $9 billion was invested in facility expansions.
According to Pichai, this expansion project will place Google in a total of 24 states, including data centers in 13 communities.
He noted that the project will enable the company to invest in the communities where they operate, while improvements are being made to help people and businesses worldwide.
He expressed high hopes of the new data centers to enhance the company’s ability to provide swift and reliable service to all their users and clients. He disclosed that the company is committed to a 100% renewable energy, by making significant investments into that sector.
Pichai gave a state-by-state investment breakdown.
In the south, Google’s workforce in Virginia and Georgia will double as a result of a new office and data center that will be constructed. The data centers in South Carolina and Oklahoma will see significant expansion. Texas, for the first time, will have a Google office and data center.
In the northeast, new office space will be built in Massachusetts, and the Google Hudson Campus will come to life in New York.
A data center will be opened in Nevada, and its Washington office will be expanded. The company is also set to redevelop the Western Pavillion and Spruce Goose Hangar in the Los Angeles area of California.
In the mid-west, new data centers will be opened in Ohio and Nebraska. The company is also set to move to a larger space in Wisconsin.
Pichai noted that the company’s expansion plans would not have been made possible without the help of local partners.