Google recently donated a substantial amount to local communities, many reaching our inner cities. Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet announced that Google plans to invest more than $7 billion in offices and data centers and create at least 10,000 full-time Google jobs across the United States in 2021, with a focus on improving opportunities for Blacks.
In addition to planned site investments and job creation, highlights include:
- High-level details on new and expanded investments across 19 states: California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington state.
- The release of Google’s 2020 Economic Impact Report, which outlines how Google tools helped provide $426 billion of economic activity for more than 2 million American businesses last year.
This includes investing in communities that are new to Google and expanding in others across 19 states.
Creating more economic impact
Not only will these investments enable us to create new opportunities in the places where we operate; they’ll also make it possible to provide products and services that help boost economic recovery.
In 2020, Google Search, Google Play, YouTube and Google advertising tools helped provide $426 billion of economic activity for more than 2 million American businesses, nonprofits, publishers, creators and developers, according to our 2020 U.S. Economic Impact Report, released today.
For example, in South Carolina, Tay and Sarah use YouTube for business tips and inspiration daily, helping Black-owned businesses like Bobby’s BBQ draw lines around the block for its famous all-purpose seasoning.
In addition to helping businesses adapt and recover during the pandemic, the Android app ecosystem, including Google Play, helped support 1.9 million jobs in 2020—from software engineers and mobile applications developers, to marketing and human resources teams.
And YouTube creators started and grew their businesses on the YouTube platform, creating over 345,000 jobs for Americans last year. That’s in addition to the more than 84,000 Googlers we employ full-time throughout the U.S.