Apple announced today that it has begun the construction of its new $1 billion, 133-acre campus in Austin. Which will initially house 5,000 employees, according to TeApple, with the capacity to grow to 15,000 employees in total.
The campus will be located less than a mile from Apple’s existing Austin facility. Apple said it will plant thousands of trees covering over 20 varieties on the campus. They also say that, landscaping will cover over 60 percent of the property, including a 50-acre nature and wildlife preserve which will be open to everyone.
This project is Apple’s plan to increase investment in manufacturing, engineering, and other jobs like finance, sales and customer support across the United States. Apple says it will be the largest private employer in Austin.
The new campus according to Apple is moving towards the right path which aimed at contributing $350 billion to the U.S. economy between 2018 and 2023 and also plan to employ more 20,000 employees in due time.
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook said in a press release that ‘’With the construction of our new campus in Austin now underway, Apple is deepening our close bond with the city and the talented and diverse workforce that calls it home. Responsible for 2.4 million American jobs and counting, Apple is eager to write our next chapter here and to keep contributing to America’s innovation story.
President Trump toured the new campus
Tim Cook the CEO of Apple and President Trump are currently touring at the new Campus in Austin -Texas. It is worth mentioning that president Trump had threaten to place a 10 percent tariff on iphones and laptops made in China last month. Aside from Austin Campus, Apple also announced that it will be expanding across a number of US cities like Seattle, San Diego and Culver City. They also plan to expand its operations in Pittsburgh, New York Boulder and Colorado over the next three years.