Investing in America in 2021
By Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet
March 19, 2021
One of the
best parts of my job is getting the opportunity to visit the communities
that Google is a part of across the U.S. Whether it’s meeting small
business owners in Pittsburgh, congratulating graduates of our Google
Career Certificates in Dallas, or visiting a classroom of kids learning
to code in Oklahoma, these trips have always filled me with optimism and
Investing in our offices
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. Outside of the Bay Area, we’ll keep growing our offices across the U.S., including plans to add thousands of roles in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York. This will help bring more jobs and investment to diverse communities as part of our previously announced racial equity commitments. We’re already making progress: 2020 was our largest year ever for hiring Black and Latinx Googlers in the U.S., both overall and in tech roles.
Expanding our data centers
In addition to Google offices, we’re investing in data center expansions in Nebraska, South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada and Texas. Our existing data center sites in Nebraska, Ohio, Texas and Nevada will be fully up and running 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.
Creating more economic impact
only will these investments enable us to create new opportunities in the
places where we operate; they’ll also make it possible to provide
products and services that help boost economic recovery. In 2020, 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, according
to our 2020 U.S. Economic Impact Report, released today. For example,
Corinna relies on the reviews on her Business Profile to attract new
customers to Celsious, an eco-friendly laundry service and public space
in Brooklyn, NY. In South Carolina, Tay and Sarah use YouTube for
business tips and inspiration daily, helping Bobby’s BBQ draw lines
around the block for its famous all-purpose seasoning.
Where we’re investing in 2021
Across offices and data centers, here are more details on where our investments will be focused in 2021.