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Google breaks ground on new southeastern HQ in midtown Atlanta

The new headquarters will occupy five floors of the new 1105 West Peachtree Street project

ATLANTA — Representatives from Google, along with Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and other Atlanta community leaders took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the tech giant's new Atlanta offices on West Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta.

The new facilities, which are slated to open in 2022, will be part of the new 1105 West Peachtree Building, a development underway in Midtown from real estate developer Selig Enterprises.

Google says they will occupy five floors of the new building, which will include condo and hotel space, according to our news partners at the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The Chronicle says that Google would not disclose how many jobs it may add in Atlanta or what business divisions they may expand into the city.

"Georgia’s diverse workforce, high quality of life and friendly business environment are all benefits Google recognized and took advantage of,” Duncan said. “That is exactly the kind of commitment from the business community we need to keep our state the best place to do business. We are proud companies like Google have made a strong footprint here and look forward to their continued growth in our state.”

Google says they plan to bring the Google.org Impact Challenge, which would benefit nonprofit organizations in the state. Through the challenge, Google.org is seeking submissions from Georgia nonprofits sharing their most creative and innovative ideas that will create economic opportunities across the state.

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