Apple today announced that it will be building a new campus in Austin where it is estimated to make an investment of $1 billion. It will also be establishing new sites in Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City while expanding its existing sites in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, and Colorado over the next three years.
The company also states that it is open for additional expansion in the US over time.
As for its new campus in North Austin, Apple says it will be located less than a mile away from its existing facility there. The campus will be spread over 133-acres and accommodate 5,000 more employees, with room for a total of 15,000. The jobs created by the new campus will include engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales, and customer support.
The campus will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy and include 50 acres of preserved open space.
In its announcement, Apple highlights that it created 6,000 jobs in America this year and employes over 90,000 people across 50 states. It is also on track to create 20,000 additional jobs in the US by 2023.
“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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Talent, creativity and tomorrow’s breakthrough ideas aren’t limited by region or zip code, and, with this new expansion, we’re redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide.”
The company is also looking to expand its employee base across the United States to 1,000+ over the next three years in states like Seattle, San Deigo, and Culver City.
Apple is also looking to invest $10 billion in its data centers located in the US over the next 5 years. Out of this $10 billion, it will invest $4.5 billion by 2019 itself. It is currently expanding its data centers in North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada, whilst also building a new data center in Iowa.
It looks like these massive investment plans from Apple are aimed at pacifying the trade war between the US and China and perhaps pacify Donald Trump from hiking the import tariff on iPhones.[Via Apple]