The CEO Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, offered what has become an annual update on the company’s construction plans and progress. In his April 13 post on the company’s website, he said:
“In the U.S., over the past five years, we’ve invested more than $37 billion in our offices and data centers in 26 states, creating over 40,000 full-time jobs,” he said in the post. “That’s in addition to the more than $40 billion in research and development we invested in the U.S. in 2020 and 2021.
“Today we’re announcing plans to invest approximately $9.5 billion in our U.S. offices and data centers in 2022. Along with these investments, we expect to create at least 12,000 new full-time Google jobs by the end of the year, and thousands more among our local suppliers, partners and communities.”
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Below are some details on where Google will be investing in 2022.
South Region. In Georgia, the company’s new Atlanta office will be opening this year, and it's continuing to invest a data center in Douglas County, GA. In Texas, construction a new downtown office in Austin is underway, and the company is investing in its Midlothian, TX, data center. Google is also investing in data centers in Tennessee, Virginia and Oklahoma.
Midwest Region. Investment is continuing in data centers in Council Bluffs, IA, and in Nebraska.
East Region. The company is investing in itslong-term office presence in New York and is making improvements to its Cambridge and Pittsburgh campuses.
Central Region. Google is building a campus in Boulder, CO.
West Region. Google opened a new office in downtown Portland, OR, and is investing in a data center in The Dalles, OR. The company is also investing in its Kirkland and Seattle campuses in Washington State. In Nevada, the company will be expanding its data center in Storey County, NV, and plans to invest more in its Henderson, NV, facility.