As part of its expansion in 14 states, Google is investing more than $17 million in its Little Caesars Arena and in Ann Arbor offices, The Detroit News reports. The projects will add nearly 100,000 square feet of space and a "significant number" of jobs on top of the more than 600 in Michigan now.
"There is extraordinary talent across country; there is extraordinary talent in Michigan," Ruth Porat, chief financial officer for Google and Alphabet Inc., told journalistrs during a visit to the Taylor Community Library for a digital-skills event. "People love to live here. So in our view, as we grow, we want to grow where there is extraordinary talent pools."
Employees work in ad sales, cloud computing and other areas in the Ann Arbor and Detroit offices. Although most of Google's recent headcount growth comes from engineers, the new hires will be in varied positions, writes Breana Noble of The News.