Google plans is expanding its NY City presence by announcing a $100 million investment in a new Google Hudson Square campus, which reserved to open 2020. The new Google offices will be located at 315 & 345 Hudson Street, with an additional area planned for 550 Washington St. to begin in
Google announce a massive expansion, The Company announces this news Monday. After that Apple’s new Austin campus hot on the heels & the controversial Amazon HeadQuater2(HQ2) campuses planned for Long Island City, Arlington, Virginia, &, Queens.
Amazon’s HQ2 process courted disputes from the start due to the nearly $1 trillion company insisting that cities offer it the best incentives to be considered for the new campus. The process that saw no shortage of ridiculous stunts from cities trying woos Jeff Bezos, including promises to rename whole towns. However, Google is reportedly taking a different way of landing.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Google isn’t pursuing any incentives from New York in exchange for its newly expanded presence in the city. However, politics & business being what they are, that doesn’t preclude the town giving Google any tax breaks or other perks of its own accord. The exact details of the deal aren’t public right now — which is perhaps unsurprising, considering how past Google land deals have gone — but there’s a chance we may find out more from Google during its Q1 earnings in January (or at another juncture closer to the opening of the campus)