The decision, announced Thursday, comes 11 months after Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed plans to open a major office outside California on the heels of a massive tax cut on overseas profits, which prompted the company to bring about $250 billion back to the U.S.
If the figures are to be considered, the Austin campus alone will cost the company $1 billion, but Apple said that the 133-acre space will generate an initial 5,000 jobs across a broad range of roles, with the potential to add 10,000 more. Apple said today it's building a $1 billion campus in Austin, which could accommodate up to 15,000 jobs, though it will start with 5,000.
Apple also said it had plans to add operations in Boulder, Colorado, New York, Pittsburgh, and Portland over the next three years.
Apple's ambitions in Austin took another step in 2013, when Cook confirmed rumors that the company was building its new Mac Pro computers in the city. Currently, the Austin campus, which is less than a mile from the planned expansion site, employs about 7,000 people. NY ranked fifth and Austin came in sixth.
Over a five year period Apple will invest $10 billion in U.S. data centers, with North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada sites all expected to expand.
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Pelosi had previously said that seeking Trump's tax returns would be one of the Democratic-led House's priorities. McConnell, speaking to reporters after the meeting , warned against a partial shutdown of the government.
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 US -based supply partners, as well as the 1.5 million developers who've driven its App Store to success. "W$3 ith this new expansion, we're redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide". This expansion will make it the largest private company operating in the Texas city. Apple predicts its Miami office will double in size.
Apple announced back in January that it meant to create 20,000 new jobs for the American workforce by 2023.
The graphs are from Apple's pitch on its role as a job creator in the US.
Apple added 6,000 American jobs in 2018 and now employs 90,000 people in all 50 states. It claims to have 6,200 employees in Austin, which is the company's largest enclave outside of Cupertino.
Austin's economic development office did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the incentives.
While Apple has not yet specified what types of jobs it will bring to Boulder and where in Boulder they will be located, its website shows several job openings in Denver for engineering jobs.