Apple has disclosed that it will be investing billions of dollars in spreading its physical presence across the United States of America over the next five years. It also said that aims to generate 20,000 jobs in the said process.
Today, the iPhone manufacturer said that it will be spending $1 billion (£792 million) on building a new tech campus that is located in Texas, expanding its existing operations in the city of Austin.
It will also establish new sites in San Diego, Culver City, and Seattle, as well as expanding in cities such as New York, Boulder, Colorado, and Pittsburgh over the next three years.
The new campus in Austin will have the capacity to grow to up to 15,000 employees, making Apple the biggest private employer in the city. At its existing sites, the 6,200 employees of Apple in Austin already represents its biggest hub outside of its Cupertino headquarters in California.
Additionally, over the next five years, Apple said that it is planning to invest $10 billion in new data centres in the United States, including $4.5bn this year and in 2019.
The news comes after Amazon ended its search for the location of its second headquarters last November, eventually settling on New York and Virginia as its newest locations. The e-commerce giant has said that it will be accommodating 25,000 new workers at each site.
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, stated: “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.”
He addeD: “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.”