Michigan Thrilled With Google Offices
All things AdWords will go through Ann Arbor, as Google opened the doors to its Michigan location yesterday.
|Michigan Thrilled With Google Offices|
Michigan politicians hitched a ride on the Google bandwagon, with Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje and Governor Jennifer Granholm visiting the perk-laden cubicle space. The state was able to land what should add up to 1,000 jobs to an otherwise bleak job landscape in Michigan.
Larry Page, Google’s co-founder, attended the University of Michigan, and Google has been partnering with the school for its Book Search scanning efforts. That connection helped the state bring in the AdWords headquarters.
The Detroit Free Press said the typical Google whimsy was on display in the new digs. Elmo dolls, plastic pools, and hammocks were on display throughout the three-story offices.
“This is the most obvious example of what we are trying to become,” Granholm told the Googlers at a reception Thursday, the report said. “We don’t want you to go to Chicago or San Francisco. We want you to stay right here.”