Apple is opening multiple new offices in the U.S., with a $1 billion corporate campus in Austin, Texas, highlighting its expansion, the tech giant announced on Thursday morning.
The 133-acre Austin campus will create up to 15,000 new jobs, mostly focused on engineering and sales, according to the company. Apple already has a presence in the city, with more than 6,000 employees working at its Austin office — it’s biggest office away from its Cupertino, California headquarters.
“Their decision to expand operations in our state is a testament to the high-quality workforce and unmatched economic environment that Texas offers,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement accompanying Apple’s announcement. “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.”
Apple said it will also open new offices in San Diego, Seattle, and Culver City, California — where the company quietly leased a 128,000 square foot building earlier this year as it continues to build its original content slate. The company said it would add 1,000 new workers to each of the three offices. Apple will also be adding “hundreds” of employees in several cities in the next three years to offices it already has in cities like New York, Pittsburgh, Boston and Boulder, Colorado.
Thursday’s announcement comes after President Trump has publicly called for Apple to add more jobs in the U.S. “I think Apple is going to build some very, very big plants,” Trump said at a White House press conference in late 2017.
Apple said it would inject $30 billion into U.S. spending earlier this year, soon after President Trump signed off on lower taxes on repatriated money, according to Politico.