Google to invest $7 billion in US offices, data centers this year

Alphabet Inc’s Google will invest $7 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. this year, down from the $10 billion last year, and create 10,000 new full-time jobs as it takes on a pandemic-driven surge in internet traffic. The latest investment includes expansion plans for data centers in Nebraska, South Carolina and Texas, and its offices in Atlanta, D.

C., Washington, Chicago and New York. Google is also spending $1 billion in its home state of California. The move comes at a time when many companies are exiting.

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