U.S. technology major Google LLC announced that it intends to invest $1 billion and lease three new properties as it extends its New York City presence.

The technology giant said that the new leased campus, which is over 1.7 million square foot, will be the major location for its international business organization.

With the new commitment, Google will have the capacity to more than double its New York workforce.

New York extension is part of a wider effort to expand its U.S. operations.