Google’s 2019 expansion plans have reached new heights with its latest announcement. The tech giant is investing $13 billion to build offices and data centers across the nation.
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced in a blog post that the company is building a presence in 14 new states, bringing the total number of Google locations to 24 states. New offices and data centers will be constructed in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Google’s rapid expansion plan has been underway for a few months. In November, the company opened a Detroit office in Little Caesars Arena. Google invested $1 billion in two Hudson Street offices and a Washington Street location to double its New York employee capacity over the next 10 years. This comes after the company bought Chelsea Market for $2.4 billion. Those projects are expected to be completed by 2022.
Earlier this month, Google announced plans to expand its Atlanta office, tripling its space in the city.
“Our expansion across the U.S. has been crucial to finding great new talent, improving the services that people use every day, and investing in our business,” Pichai said.
Pichai said that Google hired more than 10,000 people and spent $9 billion in expansion efforts.