Apple announced Thursday it will spend $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin, Texas.
That means an initial 5,000 employees, with capacity for 15,000 employees in total. The campus will be less than a mile from the existing one and will be spread across 133 acres, the company said in a statement. Apple also plans to build new offices in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City over the next three years. It will also expand its existing operations in Pittsburgh, New York, Boulder, Boston and Portland, Oregon.
“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. The company announced in January that it would invest $30 billion in US facilities and create 20,000 American jobs by 2023. Apple will also invest $10 billion in US data centers over the next five years, with plans to spend $4.5 billion this year and next. This occurred after President Donald Trump has attacked Apple for producing many of its devices outside of the United States. In September, he warned Apple it could face more tariffs, ordering the company to “make your products in the United States instead of China.”