Whenever Google has built a "campus" in a city, property values have not-so-mysteriously risen a few years later. Google pays big salaries, is flush with cash and has the funding to turn any small town into a tech bubble whenever it wants.
That's why the residents of Boulder, Colorado, are so worried about a new Google campus that would increase Google's workforce from 300 to about 1,500.
San Francisco's public fight against wealthy Google employees — and the tech industry at general — mostly stems from the fact that Googlers can "buy out" local business owners. In one case, a Google exec bought out an apartment complex, evicted the residents, and turned it into a giant home.