The Business Journal of Phoenix reports today that Google is planning to move into large, temporary office space in Tempe and is expected to end up permanently in either Tempe or South Scottsdale at a newly constructed facility near Arizona State University. News that Google was coming to Arizona originally broke last October.
The Business Journal reports that Google will occupy 100,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet in Tempe while it looks to develop and construct an engineering and office center of its own at a nearby location. The permanent location whether that be Tempe or South Scottsdale will eventually employ about 600 people.
When trying to obtain more detailed information from city officials and Google, all are keeping tight lips.
“We don’t kiss and tell,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.
“We have not yet finalized a location and have nothing to announce at this time,” said Google spokeswoman Sonya Boralv.
“Both of those suburbs would allow Google to recruit computer science and network engineering graduates from ASU’s main campus in Tempe and new high-tech research center — dubbed SkySong,” the BJ reports.