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Google investments and expansions will include California: new report


Google investments and expansions will include California: new report
Search giant is adding offices in California, Google says in blog post

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google’s $9.5 billion for expansions and investments nationwide in 2022 will include new offices and other facilities and endeavors in California, the search giant said in a blog post on Wednesday.

The tech titan is busy developing an array of office hubs in the Bay Area and elsewhere in California in a burst of activity that shows the company is pushing ahead with plans to return to the office in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

“In California, we’ll continue to invest in our offices and support affordable housing initiatives in the Bay Area as part of our $1 billion housing commitment,” Google said in the blog post.

Mountain View-based Google is constructing two huge office buildings in Mountain View that will serve as big expansions next to and near the company’s iconic Googleplex.

Charleston East is in the latter stages of construction at the corner of Charleston Road and North Shoreline Boulevard in Mountain View.

Nearby, the company is building its Bay View campus on the grounds of NASA Ames Research Center at 100 Bay View Drive in Mountain View.

Google is also pushing ahead with significant expansions in Sunnyvale and San Jose.

The San Jose development sites include a new mixed-use neighborhood of offices, homes, shops and restaurants in San Jose’s central business district called Downtown West. Google also is planning new office complexes in north San Jose.

The company said it is pushing ahead with green buildings, including an office at 237 Moffett Park Blvd. in Sunnyvale. Google intends to operate its office and data centers on carbon-free energy 24/7 by 2030.

“We’re aiming to set new standards for green building design, including pursuing certification through the International Living Future Institute for buildings like our new office in Sunnyvale,” Google stated.

Google on Wednesday also released its 2021 economic report that reflects Google’s wider effect on the economy.

“The report shows we helped provide $617 billion in economic activity for millions of American businesses, nonprofits, creators, developers and publishers last year,” Google stated in the blog post. “The Android app economy helped create nearly 2 million jobs last year.”

Full article by George Avalos: https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/04/13/google-invest-california-bay-area-tech-real-estate-home-develop/