Google to invest over $7 bn in U.S. data centers, offices

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it plans to invest over $7 billion in data centers and offices in the United States this year.
Google India businessGoogle’s spending includes $1 billion in its home state of California. The move comes at a time when many companies are exiting Silicon Valley after the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a broader shift to remote work, making companies reconsider the state’s higher operational costs and hefty taxes.

The investments would create at least 10,000 new full-time Google jobs, chief executive officer Sundar Pichai said.