Many business owners know that a company’s first facility is often not quite a ‘true’ facility at all. Take the case of Google, which started in a garage in Menlo Park, CA. Michael Liedtk, business writer for ABC News, reports:
“Internet search leader Google Inc. has added a landmark to its rapidly expanding empire the Silicon Valley home where co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin rented a garage eight years ago as they set out to change the world.
The Mountain View-based company bought the 1,900-square-foot home in nearby Menlo Park from one of its own employees, Susan Wojcicki, who had agreed to lease her garage for $1,700 per month because she wanted some help paying the mortgage.”
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Originally published Oct 1, 2006.