Google is Coming to Michigan

Today, Google announced that they will be opening a facility in Ann Arbor. The facility will deal primarily with Google’s revenue-making Adsense and Adwords. It is projected that Google’s move will hire about 1000 people directly and create about 1200 jobs indirectly.

Google’s reason for choosing Michigan?
Larry Page, U of M alum and Google co-founder, says they sought out Michigan due to the talent coming from Michigan Universities.

Via AP

5 Comments so far

  1. Jonathan (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    Word. I just can’t figure out why they picked Ann Arbor instead of East Lansing if they were looking for talent?

  2. Jonathan (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    Then again, I might be biased.

  3. Girl in the D (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

    Yay, Google! I love that company. They just keeping coming up with the coolest things : )

  4. down with detroit (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 10:07 pm

    I’m excited they’re coming to ann arbor, I wish they’d come to detroit though, that would be great, a new silicon valley down woodward!

  5. char (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

    If the co-founder of Google says they are coming to Michigan due to the talent coming from Michigan Universities, why does Jennifer Granholm’s ad on TV state that she got her team together and brought Google here?

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