Apple Will Invest $1 Billion into New Texas Campus


Additionally, the company will also set up new offices in Seattle, San Diego, and the Los Angeles area.

Apple has deliberately opted to take a more low-key approach with its project.

Apple has planned expansions within California as well.

Altogether, Apple boldly claims responsibility for the "creation and support of two million jobs in the U.S.", which includes workers employed at some 9,000 USA -based supply partners, as well as the 1.5 million developers who've driven its App Store to success.

Apple's proposed expansion into Seattle brings it closer to the headquarters of rivals Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and, Inc. "And with this new expansion, we're redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide".

The Amazon deal was clinched with up to $3 billion in incentives from NY and $2.5 billion in Virginia, which have been criticised from both the political left and right. The figure is expected to be a fraction of what Amazon received in NY and Virginia.

Apple says it plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin. "That said, the Apple numbers for a very significant increase in jobs are much less eye-popping than the Amazon numbers".

The spots where Amazon and Apple chose to expand were obvious choices, based on an analysis released earlier this year by CBRE Research. No. 4 was outside the U.S.: Toronto.

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The Austin campus will include 50 acres of open space and will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, the company said.

"This makes Apple Austin's largest employer and we're incredibly proud of that", said Deirdre O'Brien, Apple vice president of people.

Amazon's plans for its New York City headquarters, however, met with backlash from some city officials and state representatives due to the large tax breaks and potential infrastructure impact to the neighborhood.

Apple on Thursday announced an investment of $1 billion to expand its footprint in Austin.

Apple said it plans to invest $10bn in United States data centers over the next five years, including $4.5bn this year and next.

From the looks of things, Apple is working to keep its word of creating more jobs in the expanding its domestic operations.

The California based company added 6000 new jobs to its North American workforce in 2018 alone.

No mention was made of Raleigh or Research Triangle Park, although the news release did say there was the "potential for additional expansion elsewhere in the U.S. over time". Calls and emails have been placed with the company requesting more information. They also come as the trade war with China intensifies although it's still unlikely that iPhone manufacturing will move to the United States.