Google to spend $1bn on new campus in New York

Alphabet’s Google is investing more than $1bn on a new campus in New York, becoming the second major technology company after Amazon to pick America’s financial capital to expand and create thousands of jobs.

The 1.7-million square-foot campus, called Google Hudson Square, will include leased properties at Hudson Street and Washington Street, the company said in a blog post on Monday.

Google hopes to start moving into the building by 2022.

The plan to invest outside its home base mirror those of other US tech giants such as Apple, which said last week it would spend $1bn to build a new campus in Austin, Texas.

Last month, Amazon.com said it would open offices in New York and the Washington, DC area, creating more than 25,000 jobs.

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