With New Investment, Google Will Have Data Centers and Offices in 24 U.S. States

February 14, 2019 AT 7:50 AM

By Reuters

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it would spend more than $13 billion on data centers and offices in the United States this year.

"These new investments will give us the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees, and enable the creation of more than 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia," Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog here post.

With the new investment Google will now be in 24 out of the 50 states in the U.S.

Google will continue to expand its presence in Chicago and Washington, and the company’s workforce would double in Virginia and Georgia, according to the blog post.

The company said it had hired more than 10,000 people in the United States and made over $9 billion in investments in the last year.

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