- Apple last week announced that it was accelerating its growth strategy in the United States, with plans to make new contributions of more than $ 430 billion and add 20,000 new jobs across the country over the next five. years.
- The Cupertino, Calif.-Based tech giant said its U.S. investments will involve more than 9,000 suppliers and businesses, large and small in all 50 states, supporting job creation in dozens of industries, including construction, silicon engineering, 5G and manufacturing.
- Apple also announced that it will invest more than $ 1 billion in North Carolina, including the construction of a new campus and engineering center in the Research Triangle region and $ 110 million in the improvement of infrastructure in the state, including roads, bridges, schools and broadband.
In its second quarter earnings report last week, Apple said its company-wide sales were up 54% from last year and the company reported sharply in profits. higher than Wall Street analysts expected, according to CNBC.
Company executives have indicated in recent months that Apple has been spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers and businesses purchase computers for work and home entertainment, CNBC said. But Apple’s strong results in the quarter suggest the trend may persist as more savings open, CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.
“This quarter reflects both the sustainable way in which our products have helped our users navigate this moment in their own lives, as well as the optimism consumers seem to be feeling about better days for all of us,” he said. he declares.
In addition to the North Carolina campus, the company’s newly opened and planned capital projects across the country include:
- Expansion of the company’s Culver City, California campus to accommodate more than 3,000 employees by 2026.
- Construction of the company’s $ 1 billion campus in Austin, Texas (pictured above), employees are expected to start moving into the new space next year.
- The company’s LEED-Platinum office space in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, which recently opened for 1,000 local employees.
- A new data center in Waukee, Iowa, expected to create more than 500 construction and operation jobs.
- A new investment of $ 100 million to open a state-of-the-art facility and distribution center in Clayton, Indiana, which will be operated by XPO Logistics.
- A new energy storage project in Monterey County, California.