Via Murph on Arborupdate, the Detroit News reports Google is looking for space in Ann Arbor. 200,000 square feet of space for 1,000 jobs – in a state that badly needs them.
Remember all the backlash in the last year against Richard Florida and his Cool Cities
theory? According to the News: â€œBoston and Boulder, Colo., are other
cities Google is considering for the project, which seeks to tap
communities with a large population of recent college graduates from 22
to 30 years old. â€¦ â€? Shocking, I know. Now, do you think that there
will be more or less companies like Google in the future?
The article also has this tidbit:
is also looking for space to digitize thousands of bound materials
within U-Mâ€™s library system, said John Wilkin, associate university
librarian. â€œI wish we could accommodate them on campus, but we simply
donâ€™t have the room.â€?
Google personnel are working at U-Mâ€™s
Buhr Remote Shelving Facility, but Wilkin didnâ€™t have an exact employee
total or the amount of space they were using.
The project began last July, with a goal of finishing in six years, but the work could be done in three years, Wilkin said.