Google is expected to announce Tuesday plans to build a 240,000 square foot combined office and research center in Michigan, adding 1,000 jobs to downtown Ann Arbor, the New York Times reports. According to previous press reports, the search giant has been canvassing the city for the past year looking for office space.
The new office would be the base for Google's library digitization project, and serve as a call and technology center, sources told the Times. Ann Arbor was selected from an initial list of 50 cities across the country, and holds special meaning for one of the company's founders, Larry Page. Page graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in engineering, and its main campus is located in the city.