Apple isn’t the only tech juggernaut with billion-dollar expansion plans. Just days after Apple’s announcement for a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, Google reveals its intentions for a new $1 billion campus in New York City, which will expectantly bring more than 7,000 new jobs, The Washington Post reports.
“New York City continues to be a great source of diverse, world-class talent — that’s what brought Google to the city in 2000, and that’s what keeps us here,” said Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google and parent company Alphabet.
Google’s New York campus will be referred to as Google Hudson Square, with multiple buildings located on Hudson and Washington streets. In total, the new space is reported to span more than 1.7 million square feet.
As it stands, Google employs over 7,000 individuals in New York City – the new campus is expected to more than double that amount. The company hopes to break ground on Google Hudson Square, which will serve as the primary location for its global business organization, by 2020.
For more on Google’s $1 billion expansion in New York City, follow on over to The Washington Post.
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