No, Google is not opening up an office here just yet, but over at the Technology Evangelist they have a convincing argument going on.
Their thought is that Google should move into the Ford plant in St. Paul. Why?
- Well first of all it’s a large plot of land in the middle of the Twin Cities. It’s hard to find this kind of land in such a big city. Plenty of room for the volleyball courts and such.
- It also comes with its own hydroelectric dam which can help keep energy costs down, power search servers or Google Dances for days.
- It has a train yard and who doesn’t want one of them? Google could create the biggest model train set.
- Lots of free parking as Ford needed room for all those Ford Rangers it was producing.
- The Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport is your neighbor. Great for flying in and out of town on all those important business trips.
- Tunnels. Not sure a good selling point here but I’m sure Google could come up with a creative way of using them. Maybe party tunnels? They are climate controlled after-all.
- It’s also near the Mall of America so employees could go spend their moneys and ride some rides.
- Light Rail stations are not far away so cruising to downtown Minneapolis is a train stop away.
- It’d be a great place to make the Google Ranger truck. Free with AdSense on the side of course.
Overall, I think that it’s a great opportunity for any big business that wants a lot of land, cool features and a prime location. If Google doesn’t go for it, maybe Target will turn it into the campus they want to create.