The company didn’t say home much each location will cost or provide information on tax incentives from local communities. Ruth Porat, finance chief of Google parent Alphabet, said on the company’s earnings call earlier this month that she expects the “capex growth rate in 2019 to moderate quite significantly.”
Pichai said the plans will likely create tens of thousands of construction jobs across Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas and Virginia, as well as Oklahoma and South Carolina, where the company is expanding existing data centers. Google didn’t say how many new jobs the data centers and business offices would create.
Pichai also said that the company is adding new office buildings in Texas and Massachusetts, building out more space in Illinois, Wisconsin, Washington state and Georgia, and redeveloping California locations near Los Angeles and in the Bay Area, including the Westside Pavillion and Spruce Goose Hangar.
Last week, the Austin-American Statesmen reported the company planned one new office tower in Austin, Texas, to add approximately 5,000 workers. In late 2018, the company announced it’s $1 billion investment for a new campus in New York City, which it said will double the workforce there from 7,000 at the time.
— CNBC’s Jordan Novet contributed to this report.
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