It looks like Google the next Tech company setting their sights on Oakland. As reported in the San Franciso Business Times, Google has signed a lease at the Fruitvale BART transit station. This will be Google’s first Oakland location.
According to sources stated in the article, the idea is for Google to train local residents in technology and entrepreneurship. The center is estimated to open in October.
The Fruitvale Transit Village is a mixed use complex with retail, office and housing developed and owned by the Unity Council, a local non-profit.
This arrival in Oakland appears to dovetail into Googles effort to ramp up its civic efforts after the tech giant has often been called out for lack of diversity in hiring practices. The full extend of the Oakland location and exactly what type of business services that will offered still remains to be seen.