Google to invest over US$10 billion in US data centers, offices

February 27, 2020 10:07
Google said the investment will create thousands of jobs and opportunities for local businesses. Photo: Bloomberg

Alphabet Inc.’s Google said it will invest more than US$10 billion in offices and data centers across the United States this year, Reuters reports.

The company said the new investments will be focused on 11 states including Massachusetts, New York and Ohio.

"These investments will create thousands of jobs – including roles within Google, construction jobs in data centers and renewable energy facilities, and opportunities in local businesses in surrounding towns and communities," chief executive Sundar Pichai said here in a blog post.

Last year, the company said it would spend over US$13 billion on data centers and offices in the US in 2019.

The tech giant’s total costs and expenses surged about 19 percent at US$36.81 billion for the recently reported fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.

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