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Google embarks on $13B data center expansion

Silicon Valley is becoming too small and too pricey for tech workers to flourish and the same is true for their employers.

The West Coast has long benefited from the economic impact technical powerhouses like Microsoft, Google and Amazon have brought. But the cities that house these major headquarters still feel strains in other places and have faced blame for homelessness and unaffordable housing.

For example, while most major U.S. cities vied for Amazon’s HQ2, many of the chosen cities’ inhabitants in Arlington, Virginia, and New York were less enthused than the local tech companies.

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