Apple announced on Thursday that it will be investing $1 billion into a new campus in Austin, Texas. The 133-acre campus will be located less than one mile from Apple’s existing Austin facilities. It will accommodate an initial 5,000 employees, with capacity for 15,000 employees in total. A range of jobs will also be present, including engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer support. Apple said the expansion will make it the largest private employer in Austin.
“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 CEO Tim Cook said in a press release.
Apple’s decision to expand in Texas “is a testament to the high-quality workforce and unmatched economic environment that Texas offers,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott in a statement.
Apple announced another plan on Thursday to open new sites and add over 1,000 employees in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City over the next three years. In addition, it said it will also expand its existing operations in Pittsburgh, New York, Boulder, Boston and Portland, Oregon.