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Google to invest over $10 billion in 2020 on US data centers, offices

Google to invest over $10 billion in 2020 on US data centers, offices Illustration of Google search engine in a smartphone. (Shutterstock/mirtmirt)
Amal S.
Bengaluru, India   ●   Thu, February 27, 2020 2020-02-27 09:10 444 7f440ff09e92db75a02bbad2066defa4 2 Business Google,US,data-center,offices,investment,technology Free

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it would invest more than US$10 billion in offices and data centers across the United States this year.

The company added that the new investments will focus on 11 states including Massachusetts, New York and Ohio.

"These investments will create thousands of jobs - including roles within Google, construction jobs in data centers and renewable energy facilities, and opportunities in local businesses in surrounding towns and communities," Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said in a blog post.

Last year, the company said it would spend over $13 billion on data centers and offices in the United States in 2019.

The tech giant’s total costs and expenses surged about 19 percent at $36.81 billion for the recently reported fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.