A groundbreaking for Google’s new Midtown office was held on Oct. 28 as part of the tech company’s plan to invest $13 billion in offices and data centers across the United States.
Expected to open in 2022, the new Midtown office will occupy five floors at the at 1105 West Peachtree building under development by Selig Enterprises.
“We’ve been fortunate to call Georgia our home for nearly two decades, and we’re excited about our continued growth here,” said Google Atlanta Co-Site Leads Hetal Joshi Gordon and Matthew Pritchard in a media statement. “We see Atlanta as a place full of potential, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and a place that continues to attract talented people as well as fast-growing companies that are making an impact. We’re proud to be a part of the vibrant ecosystem and economy here, and as we grow, we remain committed to supporting the local community and deepening our engagement, from workforce development to nonprofit support to STEM education and creating economic opportunity for everyone.”
During the groundbreaking, Google also announced the Google.org Impact Challenge benefiting nonprofits in Georgia. Through the Impact Challenge, Google.org is seeking submissions from Georgia’s nonprofits sharing their most creative and innovative ideas that will create economic opportunity across the state.
From their applications, Google.org will work with a panel of local judges will select organizations to receive funding. Georgians will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite nonprofit idea to also receive funding. In total, Google.org will award $1 million to Georgia nonprofits in support of Grow with Google, the company’s initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans.
Google first came to Atlanta in 2001, when the company established a small sales hub. Five years later, Google moved to its current location at 10 10th Street in Midtown.
Today, Google has more than 200 employees in its Atlanta office, which serves as the company’s Southeastern sales hub.