By Rohit Sharma
Recently, Google has announced to invest $13 billion throughout 2019 in data centres and offices across the U.S., with major expansions in 14 states. In 2018 the company hired more than 10,000 people in the U.S. and made over $9 billion in investments.
Sundar Pichai, CEO – Google in a blog post said, “We’re announcing over $13 billion in investments throughout 2019 in data centres and offices across the U.S., with major expansions in 14 states. These new investments will give us the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees, and enable the creation of more than 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia.”
“With this new investment, Google will now have a home in 24 total states, including data centres in 13 communities. 2019 marks the second year in a row we’ll be growing faster outside of the Bay Area than in it”, he added.
Pichai further added, new data centre investments, in particular, will enhance our ability to provide the fastest and most reliable services for all our users and customers. As part of our commitment to our 100 per cent renewable energy purchasing, we’re also making significant renewable energy investments in the U.S. as we grow.
Google data centres make a significant economic contribution to local communities, as do the associated $5 billion in energy investments that our energy purchasing supports.