Google announced in a blog post on April 13, 2022, that it plans to spend $9.5 billion on its US offices and data centers. The tech company owned by Alphabet Inc. has required many of its employees to work in an office three days a week after two years of being fully remote. Google will open a new office in Atlanta this year and continue to develop office space in other US cities like Austin and New York. The company will also develop its data centers in Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, and Texas. Google was among the first businesses to adopt remote work when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020. As part of its plan, the company hopes to create at least 12,000 new jobs by the end of 2022. Along with other companies in Silicon Valley, Google had previously spent billions to improve workstations.