Google plans further $13 billion data centre investment in the US

Google plans further $13 billion data centre investment in the US

Google hired more than 10,000 people in the US last year and made over $9 billion in investments, according to CEO Sundar Pichai.

Such is the growth exhibited by the company that over $13 billion in US data centre investment has just been announced for 2019. “These new investments will give us the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees,” said Pichai.

The investment will also enable the creation of more than 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia. With this new investment, Google will now have a home in 24 total states, including data centres in 13 communities.

“Our new data centre investments will enhance our ability to provide the fastest and most reliable services for all our users and customers. As part of our commitment to our 100 percent renewable energy purchasing, we’re also making significant renewable energy investments,” he commented.

“Our data centres make a significant economic contribution to local communities, as do the associated $5 billion in energy investments that our energy purchasing supports.”