Apple declares massive Austin, Texas expansion underway: A year ago Apple declares a billion-dollar investment to expand its regional offices in Austin, Texas. On Wednesday the company announced that construction on that new campus is underway. Maybe it is open in 2022.
Apple in Austin
Apple has long had offices in Austin, Texas, where the company already employs about 7,000 people. A 50% increase over the past half-decade. Also, the new 3-million-square-foot campus hires 5,000 workers. It has the capacity to grow to 15,000 eventually. Also, Apple verifies that the Austin campus is only part of its nationwide expansion.
The announcement in January 2018 Apple’s growth in Austin is part of the company’s nationwide expansion. To increase its investment in engineering, manufacturing, and other jobs across the US. Also, Apple contributes $350 billion to the US economy between 2018 and 2023. And at that time Apple hires an additional 20,000 employees in cities across the country.
The site will maximize green space. Having landscaping covering more than 60% of the grounds. It will include a 50-acre nature and wildlife preserve that will be open to the public. In addition, Apple is working with Bartlett Tree Experts, an Austin firm, to plant native species. According to Apple, the new Austin campus will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
Making Mac Pro in the US
In December the Mac Pro is also being manufactured by Apple in Austin. It goes on sale for $5,999. However, On Wednesday President Trump is expected to tour the Mac Pro manufacturing facility with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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