Tuesday, 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. I don’t quite believe that. I think it has more to do with Granholm’s offer of $38 million in single-business tax breaks over 20 years.
Who really cares how they got here though, they are here. I applied, so I guess I’ll see what happens.