Google Expanding in Austin

Google is positioning itself to take advantage of the local talent residing in and around Austin.
June 23, 2019, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Shonda Novak reports that Google has signed two major leases that signify an effort to establish a larger footprint in the city of Austin, Texas, where the company already employs 1,100 workers.

"One of the Austin leases is for a 35-story building that Google will occupy in its entirety downtown at West Cesar Chavez and Nueces streets, on what is known as Block 185. The other lease is for all seven stories in a building at the Saltillo mixed-use project that Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group is developing in East Austin," according to Novak.

Andrew Silvestri , head of public policy and external affairs for Google in the Central U.S., is quoted in the article discussing Austin's attraction to the company as a hub of local tech talent.

So far, Google's plans to hire the workers to fill those office spaces aren't clear.

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Published on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Austin American-Statesman
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