Google relocates KW offices to downtown Kitchener

by Prashanth Gopalan

Kitchener will play host to Google soon, as the internet behemoth relocates its offices from UWaterloo's Research and Technology Park to downtown Kitchener's Tannery District.

This is the second time that Google's moved locations after first setting foot in Waterloo in 2005. At that time, they'd settled down on Dutton Drive, and later moved to UW's booming Research and Technology Park in 2007. But it seems that even 9000 square feet of office space simply isn't enough, necessitating a move to more freer pastures.

Sources already report that Google's move could revitalize the locale with a supply highly-paid residents and businesses looking to cash in on their proximity to such a corporate giant. What's more, word's out that Communitech and Desire2Learn might also be making a move to this location over the summer.

Could this be the start of a growing trend? What are your thoughts K-W readers?

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's... more

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre in Waterloo Region, supporting a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies. Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development – from startups to rapidly growing mid-sized companies and large global players. A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, Communitech... more

D2L Corporation
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Founded in 1999, D2L is a leader in providing innovative eLearning solutions to academic and other leading organizations around the world. more

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Prashanth Gopalan

Prashanth Gopalan

Prashanth Gopalan is a freelance blogger based out of Waterloo and Toronto. When not blogging obsessively on Techvibes, he can be found opining on politics, current affairs, history, economics, business and everything in-between. Feel free to connect with him and drop him a line. He doesn't bite (at least not since he was three). more

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