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Apple to Build New Campus in Austin and Add Jobs Across the US

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New Sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California

Apple® today announced a major expansion of its operations in Austin,
including an investment of $1 billion to build a new campus in North
Austin. The company also announced plans to establish new sites in
Seattle, San Diego and Culver City and expand in cities across the
United States including Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado over
the next three years, with the potential for additional expansion
elsewhere in the US over time.

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Apple employees in New York celebrate the launch of iPhone XS on September 21, 2018. (Photo: Busines ...

Apple employees in New York celebrate the launch of iPhone XS on September 21, 2018. (Photo: Business Wire)

The announcement caps a year of continued job creation. Apple added
6,000 jobs to its American workforce in 2018 and now employs 90,000
people in all 50 states. As announced in January, the company is on
track to create 20,000 jobs in the US by 2023. In 16 states, Apple today
employs over 1,000 people.

"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," said Tim Cook, Apple's
CEO. "Talent, creativity and tomorrow's breakthrough ideas aren't
limited by region or zip code, and, with this new expansion, we're
redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and
workforce nationwide."

Austin Campus

Apple's newest Austin campus will be located less than a mile from its
existing facilities. The 133-acre campus will initially accommodate
5,000 additional employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, and is
expected to make Apple the largest private employer in Austin.

"Apple is among the world's most innovative companies and an avid
creator of jobs in Texas and across the country," said Texas Governor
Greg Abbott. "Their decision to expand operations in our state is a
testament to the high-quality workforce and unmatched economic
environment that Texas offers. I thank Apple for this tremendous
investment in Texas, and I look forward to building upon our strong
partnership to create an even brighter future for the Lone Star State."

Jobs created at the new campus will include a broad range of functions
including engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer
support. At 6,200 people, Austin already represents the largest
population of Apple employees outside Cupertino.

"Apple has been a vital part of the Austin community for a quarter
century, and we are thrilled that they are deepening their investment in
our people and the city we love," said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. "Apple
and Austin share a creative spark and a commitment to getting big things
done. We share their commitment to diversity and inclusion. We're
excited they are bringing more middle-skilled jobs to the area. And
we're particularly gratified by their commitment to providing a great
place to work for a large and growing number of America's veterans."

"Apple is truly a part of our Texas family," said Williamson County
Director of Administration Rebecca Clemons. "Apple's vision on
innovation, quality and simplicity align with the values here in
Williamson County. We are both committed to continued job creation and
outstanding quality of life. This new expansion is a perfect example of
the astounding growth and opportunity that are possible when a company
and a community work together."

The new campus will include 50 acres of preserved open space and, like
all Apple facilities worldwide, its workspaces will be powered by 100
percent renewable energy.

Nationwide Growth

Apple plans to grow its employee base in regions across the United
States over the next three years, expanding to over 1,000 employees in
Seattle, San Diego and Culver City each, and adding hundreds of new jobs
in Pittsburgh, New York, Boulder, Boston and Portland, Oregon. The
company recently opened its newest office in Nashville, Tennessee and
Apple's Miami office is projected to double in size.

Apple plans to invest $10 billion in US data centers over the next five
years, including $4.5 billion this year and next. Apple's data centers
in North Carolina, Arizona and Nevada are currently being expanded. In
Iowa, preparations are underway for the company's newest data center in
Waukee. All of the company's data centers are run on 100 percent
renewable energy.

Apple's Job Creation

Apple is already responsible for creating and supporting more than 2
million jobs in all 50 states, including workers at 9,000 suppliers and
manufacturers in the US. The booming App Store® ecosystem is responsible
for more than 1.5 million American jobs, bringing growth and opportunity
from Atlanta to Anchorage, Alaska.

Apple's job creation efforts span a wide range of roles — from advanced
design, engineering and research, to the most innovative retail,
operations and customer support functions in the world. Apple operates
retail stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, and has added
7,000 US retail jobs over the past five years. Apple plans to add more
stores and reimagine the customer experience at many existing retail
locations across the country.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the
Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with
iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple's four software
platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences
across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services
including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple's more
than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on
earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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