(NEW YORK, NY) — New York City continues to become the central hub for tech companies.
In a blog post written by Ruth porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google, the company announced that it will spend $1 billion on a new campus, Google Hudson Square, in the West Village along the Hudson River.
The campus will span over 1.7 million square feet and comes nearly two decades after Google opened its first location in New York—which now employs over 7,000 people.
It’s been quite a year for Google. Back in March, the company announced its $2.4 billion purchase of Chelsea Market as well as its plans to occupy space at Pier 57.
According to the blog post, the company plans to move into the new campus by 2020. Ruth Porat states that the creation of Google Chelsea and Google Hudson Square will nearly double the number of Googlers in New York City.
“With these most recent investments in Google Chelsea and Google Hudson Square, we will have the capacity to more than double the number of Googlers in New York over the next 10 years. Our investment in New York is a huge part of our commitment to grow and invest in U.S. facilities, offices and jobs.” – Ruth Porat
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