Google Has Plans to Expand Atlanta Office
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Google Has Plans to Expand Atlanta Office

Google has plans to announce the expansion of its Atlanta office.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the tech giant will lease 200,000 square feet on the top floors of a new Midtown Atlanta tower and will add 500 jobs to the city. This more than triples the space Google currently occupies in Midtown.

“This is more evidence Atlanta is considered a pinnacle of software development talent,” John Yates, a partner in the technology practice at Morris Manning & Martin LLP told the Business Chronicle.

Google’s Atlanta move is part of a larger growth plan in tech hubs across the nation.

Last month, the company announced plans to expand its New York City campus. Google Hudson Square is reportedly a $1 billion project that will be 1.7 million square feet.

The company also purchased Chelsea Market in Manhattan for $2.4 billion with plans to add 300,000 square feet to the location.