Skip to comments.Apple picks Texas for $1B site
Posted on 12/13/2018 7:30:23 AM PST by yesthatjallen
Apple announced Thursday that it will open a new campus in Austin, Texas, where it estimates about 15,000 jobs will be created across a variety of fields including engineering and finance.
The tech giant said in a statement that it would spend $1 billion to build the campus in north Austin, at a location less than a mile from existing Apple facilities.
A 133-acre facility will initially employ 5,000 workers, the company said, adding that the planned expansion is predicted to make Apple the largest employer in the city.
Apple is among the worlds most innovative companies and an avid creator of jobs in Texas and across the country, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said in a statement. Their decision to expand operations in our state is a testament to the high-quality workforce and unmatched economic environment that Texas offers."
"I thank Apple for this tremendous investment in Texas, and I look forward to building upon our strong partnership to create an even brighter future for the Lone Star State," he continued.
Apple has been a vital part of the Austin community for a quarter century, and we are thrilled that they are deepening their investment in our people and the city we love, Mayor Steve Adler (D) added in the release.
"Were excited they are bringing more middle-skilled jobs to the area," Adler continued. "And were particularly gratified by their commitment to providing a great place to work for a large and growing number of America's veterans.
The company added that it plans to open new facilities employing hundreds of workers each in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, Calif., while expanding existing Apple locations in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colo.
Apple says that the plans are in line with its announcement in January to employ 20,000 U.S. workers by 2023. The company currently employs 9,000 workers in the U.S.
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, Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said in the release.
Talent, creativity and tomorrows breakthrough ideas arent limited by region or zip code, and, with this new expansion, were redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide.
Another tech giant, Amazon, recently announced its decision to split its new headquarters -- along with 50,000 jobs -- between New York and suburban Washington, D.C.
Another means to turn Texas blue?
Crap, more liberals.
This is not good for Texas.
Traffic is already bad in Austin, now it will be even worse. Not to mention housing prices.
Of course it’s Austin...
San Jose south.
Can’t put it anywhere red, afterall...
“The company currently employs 9,000 workers in the U.S.”
And 300,000 in China.
It’s a Chinese company masquerading as a US entity.
Timmy needs to move to Beijing where he can be among his people.
The moving companies from California are going to be busy. Not good.
Dallas is just as blue as Austin now.
“Another means to turn Texas blue?”
“Crap. We are so screwed. We did not want that to happen.”
Yes. It’s EXACTLY the thoughts that went through my mind.
Cannot even begin to get around those thoughts....
It would have to be this way...bribing the citizens who would benefit to turn the state Blue.
Poop. Poop. Poop.
More flaming commies moving to the state.
It’s pretty telling that now, it’s almost the unanimous reaction, when before the reaction would have been, “Way to Go, Texas!”
...was due entirely to Trump's reduction of the corporate tax rate.
Very bad news. Perry and Abbot are letting skort term greed screw Texas forever.
I didn’t even realize we were in the running for that extremely dubious ‘honor,’ or would have had it on my prayer list asking for it to pass us by.
I am not kidding. There were other states being mentioned all over the place.
Talk about a Poison Pill company.
Yes, and most of these 15,000 wont be living in Austin, or even in Travis County because the cost of living is too high. Theyll be living and spreading their liberalism in outlying communities like mine, which used to be staunchly conservative just a decade ago.
I wonder why they pick Austin over Waco, Amarillo or Del Rio?
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