Apple plans $1bn campus in North Carolina

Apple said this week it plans to invest over $1bn building a new campus and engineering hub in North Carolina, set in an unspecified location in the state’s Research Triangle area.

The move will some 3,000 new jobs in machine learning, artificial intelligence and software engineering.

Its press release didn’t give a construction timeline.

Apple will also establish a $100m fund to support schools and community initiatives in the greater Raleigh-Durham area and across the state, and will contribute some $110m in infrastructure spending to the 80 North Carolina counties with the greatest need. Funds will go toward broadband, roads and bridges, and public schools.

The company said its investments are expected to generate over $1.5bn a year in economic benefits for North Carolina.

In 2018 Apple set a goal of creating 20,000 new jobs in the US by 2023.

It is also building a $1bn campus in Austin, Texas (pictured), with employees expected to start moving into the new space next year.

In Iowa, design is underway for a new data centreexpected to create some 500 construction and operations jobs in Waukee.

In all, it plans to invest around $430bn expanding its operations across the US in the next five years.

Image: Render shows Apple’s $1bn Austin campus under construction, with employees expected to start moving into the space next year. (Rendering: Studio8 Architects and WP Visions)

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