Apple is going to invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin Texas, USA. This is reported on Thursday, December 13th, 2018.
The office complex will be located on an area of almost 133 acres. It is designed to employ about 15 thousand employees. Initially, the number of staff will be about five thousand people or so.
The New Apple Campus
The new campus will be located near other Apple facilities in Austin and will include programming, research and development jobs, operating and financing activities, sales, and customer support.
“Apple is proud to bring new investments, jobs, and opportunities to cities throughout the United States. It has greatly deepened partnerships with the city and population of Austin for a quarter of a century”, said the Apple CEO Tim Cook.
In addition, the corporation announced plans to invest $ 10 billion in the construction and expansion of data centers in the United States. This should be done over the next five years. Apple is planning to add a total of 20 thousand jobs.
Apple is considering moving the production of iPhone smartphones from China to a different country. The decision may be caused by the consequences of the trade war between the US and China.
The company’s data centers in North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada are currently expanding. In Iowa, preparations are underway to open a new data center in the city of Waukee.