Google is Buying Up $13 Billion Worth of Real Estate in Four States

Some of the cash will go towards sustainable energy initiatives.

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Google is investing $13 billion in data centers and offices across four states in the U.S.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a blog post Wednesday that the investments would include “major expansions in 14 states” including Ohio, Texas, Nebraska, and Nevada, which The Hill reported would house Google offices for the first time.

“This growth will allow us to invest in the communities where we operate, while we improve the products and services that help billions of people and businesses globally,” Pichai wrote.

The new buildings will include Google data centers where the company says it will hire “tens of thousands” of workers across more than a dozen states as well as creating thousands of construction jobs initially, according to The Hill.

Some of the cash Google is investing will also go towards ensuring that the new campuses run on sustainable energy.

“As part of our commitment to our 100 percent renewable energy purchasing, we’re also making significant renewable energy investments in the U.S. as we grow,” the CEO writes. “Our data centers make a significant economic contribution to local communities, as do the associated $5 billion in energy investments that our energy purchasing supports.”

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