AUSTIN- Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently announced that Apple will expand its operations in Austin with a $304 million investment in a new campus that will create 3,600 new jobs.
The new campus will more than double the size of Apple’s workforce in Texas over the next decade, supporting the company’s growing operations in the Americas with expanded customer support, sales and accounting functions for the region.
In exchange for Apple’s commitment, the State of Texas has offered Apple $21 million over 10 years through the Texas Enterprise Fund.
Apple presently employs more than 3,000 people in Austin in a wide range of customer support activities as well as microprocessor design. The company has had an operations center here since the early 1990s. Texas added 67,200 nonfarm jobs in January, and commission Chairman Tom Pauken says the state is “seeing substantial economic growth.”