Tech giant Google is targeting Nebraska for its 2019 expansion plans.
Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said in a blog post on Wednesday that the company is building new data centers and offices and expanding several key locations in the US. This year, $ 13 billion will be spent.
Pichai explained the plans to open new data centers in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio and Texas. The company will have infrastructure sites in these states for the first time.
The company is also doubling its workforce in Virginia, providing better access to Washington, DC, with a new office and more data center space, and expanding the New York campus on Hudson Square.
In a blog post, Pichai said, "Today, we announce investments of over $ 20 billion in data centers and offices across the United States in the course of 2019, with major expansions in 14 states, and these new investments will give us the opportunity Hiring tens of thousands With the new investment, Google will now have a home in 24 states (including data centers), enabling the creation of more than 10,000 new jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia 13 communities This is the second year in a row that we will grow faster outside the Bay Area than in this region. "
The government of Nebraska, Pete Ricketts, made the following statement on the announcement:
"Nebraska has earned a reputation as a Silicon Prairie and a hub for tech companies, startups and entrepreneurs. Today's announcement from Google underlines this reputation and offers great opportunities for Nebraska. We appreciate the work of all partners who have worked together to successfully promote Nebraska as a destination for Google's next investment. "