Illinois

Google helps Illinois businesses move toward their goals.

$19.71 billion

of economic activity

In 2019, Google helped provide $19.71 billion of economic activity for 47,200 Illinois businesses, publishers, nonprofits, creators, and developers

638,000

Illinois businesses

More than 638,000 Illinois businesses received requests for directions, phone calls, bookings, reviews and other direct connections to their customers from Google in 2019

$17.45 million

of free advertising

In 2019, Google provided $17.45 million of free advertising to Illinois nonprofits through the Google Ad Grants program

1,300+

Google employees

More than 1,300 Illinoisans are employed full-time by Google

Investing in local communities

As our company expands with more than 75,000 employees in the U.S., we’re committed to playing a positive role in each of the communities where we live and work.

$19+ million

in grants

Since 2007, Google.org has awarded over $19 million in grants to Illinois organizations and nonprofits

$9+ million

in charitable giving

Since 2004, our employees based in Illinois—with matching contributions from Google—have donated over $9 million in charitable giving to nonprofits

$1.75 million

in grants for Chicago Public Schools

Since 2017, Google has awarded over $1.75 million in grants to support computer science education in Chicago Public Schools

Investing in the Land of Lincoln

Google is proud to call Illinois home, with our 2 offices in Chicago, located in the city’s historic West Loop neighborhood

“At Google, we are technology optimists. Not because we believe in technology, but because we believe in people”

Sundar Pichai

CEO, Alphabet Inc.

Chicago

Google Chicago opened in the fall of 2000 with a small sales force and expanded to include our engineering team in 2005. In November 2015, we moved to our offices in the Fulton Market Cold Storage building in the West Loop to continue to grow our presence in Chicago. Over the last few years, we’ve doubled the size of our Chicago workforce.

Google Chicago was one of our first offices outside of Mountain View. Our Chicago teams work on major projects, including large customer sales, AdWords, Finance, Cloud, and the technical infrastructure powering Search, DoubleClick advertising technologies, and user-data privacy & security.

Google in the Community

Chicago is our home and we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we live and work. Since 2004, our employees based in Chicago—with matching contributions from Google—have donated over $9 million in charitable giving. We’ve also served over 25,000 hours of volunteer and pro bono work with nonprofits and schools in areas we’re passionate about, including STEM education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.

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