Back in November, we reported on the possibility of Google’s expansion to their New York campus. This morning, it has been confirmed.
According to an official Google blog post, the company will be taking on a $1 billion expansion plan for their Google Hudson Square campus and buildings at 315 and 345 Hudson Street, as well as a building at 550 Washington Street. The current New York Google office is home to more than 7,000 employees and according to the press release, they intend to more than double the number of staff there over the course of the next 10 years.
The two buildings on Hudson Street will be set for the company to move into by 2020 and the Google Hudson Square location is slatted to become the primary location for the tech giant’s New York-based Global Business Organization.
In their statement, Google promises to continue to support local residents and businesses by providing classes and funding, specifically through their Grow with Google initiative that will begin next spring. They state, “our investment in New York is a huge part of our commitment to grow and invest in U.S. facilities, offices and jobs… and as we continue to grow across the country, we look forward to calling New York City home for many years to come.”
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