Google has just announced that it plans to invest about $9.5 billion in its offices and data centers across the United States (US) in 2022.

As announced, this investment will be spread across Google’s offices and data center projects within the US which include sites in the South, East, Midwest, West and Central Regions.

“It might seem counterintuitive to step up our investment in physical offices even as we embrace more flexibility in how we work,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet.

“Yet we believe it’s more important than ever to invest in our campuses and that doing so will make for better products, a greater quality of life for our employees, and stronger communities.”

As planned, Google will be opening its new Atlanta office this year and continue to invest in our data center in Douglas County, both in Georgia. In Texas, the company will continue the construction of its new downtown Austin office, and continue to invest in its Midlothian data center. Still in the South region, Google plans to expand its data centers in Tennessee, Virginia and Oklahoma.

In the Midwest region, Google plans to invest in its Iowa and Nebraska data centers while the East region will witness development in the company’s New York office, and its Cambridge and Pittsburgh campuses.

Google plans to also continue the development of its data center campus in Boulder, Central region.

For the West region, Google targets California, where it intends to invest in its offices and support affordable housing initiatives in the Bay Area as part of the company’s $1 billion housing commitment.

Also on the West Coast, Google has opened a new office in downtown Portland, and would continue to invest in its Dalles data center. Kirkland and Seattle campuses in Washington State are not left out of this investment while in Nevada, Google’s operational data center in Storey County and the facility in Henderson are planned to be expanded.

Along with these investments, Google expect to create at least 12,000 new full-time Google jobs by the end of the year, and thousands more among our local suppliers, partners and communities.

In the UK, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud service arm of Amazon, has also announced that it plans to significantly expand its data center and cloud footprint in the UK over the next two years with an investment of about £1.8 billion.