Google announced intention to spend more than $7 billion on office space and data centers this years, which means creation of at least new 10,000 full-time jobs. CEO Sundar Pichai said the expansions in places like Atlanta and Washington D.C. will “bring more racial diversity to more jobs and investment to diverse communities.” The development will be made in 19 American states .The data center expansions come as the company aggressively grows its cloud business. The company plans to return workers to offices in September. As a part of the expansions, Pichai said the company will add thousands of new roles at its offices in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York. Sundar Pichai said Thursday that Alphabet, the parent company of Google, “wants to be a part” of the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
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. In Texas, Google will open its first Houston office and continue to invest in its existing campuses in Austin. Google will expand its data center n Nebraska with additional investment and it will make further improvements to its Detroit and Chicago offices as well as one in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is also opening a new office in Portland, Oregon. Important investitions will be made in New York City.