Google will invest $9.5 billion in office spaces and data centers across the U.S in 2022, the company announced Wednesday.


“It might seem counterintuitive to step up our investment in physical offices even as we embrace more flexibility in how we work. Yet we believe it’s more important than ever to invest in our campuses and that doing so will make for better products, a greater quality of life for our employees, and stronger communities,” CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post.


The investment will go toward existing and new office spaces and data centers across the country, including Google’s new Kirkland Urban campus in Washington State, a Nebraska data center, a new Pier 57 office in New York, and a data center in Mayes County, Oklahoma.