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Apple is planning to spend $1 billion to build a new 133-acre campus in North Austin that initially will employ up to 5,000 people, cementing Austin’s status as the high-tech company’s largest hub outside of its California headquarters.
The facility, which will be less than a mile from Apple’s existing main Austin campus on Parmer Lane, eventually could expand to accommodate up to 15,000 workers. Jobs created at the new campus will include a broad range of functions including engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer support. At 6,200 people, Austin already represents the largest population of Apple employees outside Cupertino. The new campus will include 50 acres of preserved open space and, like all Apple facilities worldwide, its workspaces will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
The new Austin campus is part of a wider Apple expansion that will see the tech giant build new facilities in Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles and existing sites in Pittsburgh and Boulder will be expanded over the next three years. Apple has been offered government incentives in the form of a $25 million grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund. This performance-based incentives program is contingent on the company meeting capital investment and job creation targets. The company is also seeking a 15-year property tax incentive for the new campus.
“Apple is proud to bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the United States and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with the city and people of Austin,” Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said. "With this new expansion, we’re redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide.''
“Apple has been a vital part of the Austin community for a quarter century, and we are thrilled that they are deepening their investment,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said.
Apple designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices and personal computers. It also sells various related software, services, accessories and third-party digital content and applications. The company offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers, as well as iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS operating systems. It sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, Book Store and Apple Music. The company also sells its products through its retail and online stores and direct sales force; and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers and resellers. Apple was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.
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