This week Google Chicago celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Google said: "Over the past 10 years, Google Chicago has grown in terms of both size and responsibilities--we started with just two members of our nascent sales team, but today we have more than 400 employees in our office across engineering, sales and operations.
Our Apps team has helped bring our email and app solutions to students at both Notre Dame University and Northwestern University, we've built a project with the Chicago Transit Authority and last year, we announced, alongside Mayor Daley, Google's $3.2 billion economic impact on Illinois.
And, our Chicago-based engineering team launched the Data Liberation Front, which allows users to export their data from our products, from the ground up. With those efforts, the team has begun to change the way consumers think about web services and data portability.
In 2007, we acquired Chicago-based FeedBurner, and today the product has been fully integrated into Google's ad platform. And Google's acquisition of DoubleClick included what's now the Chicago-based Google Affiliate Network, whose deals have helped consumers across the globe."