Apple plans to build a new $1 billion USD campus in Austin, Texas, adding thousands of jobs, while also setting up new large offices in Seattle, San Diego, and the Los Angeles area.
That’s according to a new press release in which the Cupertino company highlights its economic impact across the U.S., noting that it has employees in all 50 states and is on track to meet a previous goal of hiring an additional 20,000 people by 2023. That includes the new sites announced in Seattle and in San Diego and Culver City, California, as well as expansions in current locations — such as Pittsburgh, New York, and Boulder, Colorado — through 2022.
“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 CEO Tim Cook. “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 Austin campus will be located less than a mile away from Apple’s existing facilities in the Texas city, which already employ 6,200 people. The new area will initially hold 5,000 employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000 over time. The facility will also include 50 acres of preserved open space and its workspaces will be entirely powered by renewable energy (as at all Apple facilities).
Jobs at the new Austin campus will include engineering, research and development, operations, finance, sales, and customer support.
Austin is one of the fastest growing U.S. cities with a population of nearly 1 million and is home to the University of Texas and a plethora of tech companies. Apple’s existing facility in the city has the second largest number of employees outside its headquarters in Cupertino, California. With the new campus, the company will become the largest private employer in the city.
“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 on Thursday.