Google plans to invest $7bn in US offices, data centers this year

Google plans to invest $7bn in US offices, data centers this year
Google's new data center in Papillion, Nebraska Image: Courtesy of Google

Google plans to invest over $7 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. and create at least 10,000 new full-time Google jobs in the U.S. this year.

”This includes investing in communities that are new to Google and expanding in others across 19 states,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet in a blog post.

”Coming together in person to collaborate and build community is core to Google’s culture, and it will be an important part of our future. So we continue to make significant investments in our offices around the country, as well as our home state of California, where we will be investing over $1 billion this year,” added Sundar Pichai.

Outside of the Bay Area, Google will continue to grow its offices across the U.S., including plans to add thousands of roles in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York.

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In addition to its offices, Google is investing in data center expansions in Nebraska, South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada and Texas. Google’s existing data center sites in Nebraska, Ohio, Texas and Nevada will be completed in 2021.

”Our data centers are what powers your searches, emails, photos and the maps that help you find the fastest way home; they’re also important to the fabric of local communities, from providing opportunities for supply chain partners and small businesses to supporting distance learning in South Carolina and Nevada,” added Pichai.

According to a report, 2020 U.S. Economic Impact Report, released by The Alphabet Inc. unit, Google Search, Google Play, YouTube and Google advertising tools helped provide $426 billion of economic activity for more than 2 million American businesses, nonprofits, publishers, creators and developers in 2020.

Where Google is investing in 2021


Google is increasing its investment in South Carolina data center, establishing its newest Cloud engineering site in Durham, North Carolina, and opening the first U.S. Google Operations Center in Southaven, Mississippi.

In Virginia, Google will open its new Reston office building and expand its Loudoun County data center. ”In Texas, the new data center in Midlothian is now operational, we’re opening our first Houston office and continue to invest in our campuses in Austin. We’re continuing to invest in our Atlanta campus as well,” said Pichai.


Earlier this year, the company established its first Minnesota office in Rochester, and data centers in New Albany, Ohio and Papillion, Nebraska. The company plans to expand its data center footprint in Nebraska with an additional investment, and make further improvements to its Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Chicago offices. 


In 2018 Google made a commitment to double its workforce in New York by 2028, and this year, it will continue to invest in building out its campus presence to meet that goal. The company will continue to invest in its Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offices, as well as increase its workforce in Washington, D.C.

Central + West

Google said it plans to grow in Boulder, Colorado, and it will open its new office in Portland, Oregon, this year. The company will continue to invest in its Kirkland and Seattle campuses in Washington State.

In California, Google will continue to invest in our offices in the state and support affordable housing initiatives in the Bay Area as part of its $1 billion housing commitment.

”We project that our $250 million investment fund will help create 24,000 housing units by 2029. In Nevada, our data center in Henderson is now operational, with plans to expand it, along with our Storey County data center, in 2021.” said in a company announcement.