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Apple announces major U.S. expansion, plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin

Earlier this year, Apple said it would expand its U.S. footprint and contribute $350 billion to the economy over the next five years, including the creation of some 20,000 new jobs in the country over that period. Today, the Cupertino giant has announced its plan to build a new campus in North Austin, among other major expansions.

The upcoming 133-acre Austin campus will cost Apple $1 billion in total investment and is expected to provide 5,000 new jobs across various roles including engineering, research and development, operations, finance, sales, and customer support. Apple says it expects to grow the employee base in that campus alone to 15,000 over time.

Already, the tech giant employs 6,200 people at its existing Austin site, which is claimed to have the biggest Apple employee base beyond its Cupertino headquarters. Once completed, the new campus will accommodate 50 acres of open space and use renewable energy for its entire operation.

Over the next three years, Apple also plans to open new sites in Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City, with the company promising to grow its human resource to more than 1,000 in each location. That's on top of the hundreds of new jobs Apple plans to open in Pittsburgh, New York, Boulder, Boston, and Portland, Oregon.

Additionally, the company is currently expanding its data centers in North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada, with plans to grow its data center footprint across the country over the next five years with a $10 billion investment.

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