This investment is under the plan of Google’s original target of US$ 7 billion that will provide jobs to more than 10,000 people across the US this year!
Google has come with a plan to invest US$ 50 million in Austin and nearby areas to construct data centers as well as management offices in 2021. This investment is just a small amount of the company’s full-fledged plan to use US$ 7 million and hiring 10,000 new jobs across the country.
What Did Google Say About Its Plans for Austin?
It looks like Google sees Texas as a huge market, and that’s why they are up to spend such a huge amount in various cities of the state. Presently, the company operates a 550,000 square feet office premise in Austin located at three different locations. The company has also scheduled to open 750,000 square feet of office premises at 601 W Second St. in 2023.
As per official statement from Google CEO Sundar Pichai, “I think local communities of the United States can give a boost to economic recovery and small businesses are the lifeline of such areas. He further added that “we wish to make a positive impact in this recovery.”
This one is definitely a piece of great news after the company’s announcement about a new “Fiber Space” that is located on South Lamar Boulevard and will stay operational between 10 AM to 3 PM from Monday to Saturday.
Also, Google has partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) for providing fast gigabit internet services to more than 100 residents for free. As per the company, Google Fiber has Gigabit Community Program under which they are offering free internet to over 800 families in HACA communities throughout the Austin area.
Google’s Expansion in Other Parts of Texas
The company is expecting that their first Houston office of 11,000 square feet will open in May 2021. According to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Google sees solid potential in Houston city and talented individuals already present here. They are investing as a part of a long-term goal that will positively affect this city’s economy, he further added.
Without any doubt, opening such a huge office in a large city like Houston is a huge step for digital transformation. The company already operates a data center in Dallas that has given employment to hundreds of talented people in the area.