Apple announced Monday that it plans to invest more than $ 430 billion in the United States and create 20.000 new jobs nationwide over the next five years.
"We are creating jobs in cutting-edge fields - from 5G to artificial intelligence - by investing in the next generation of innovative start-ups, building a greener and fairer future," said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
The significant investment in the US economy represents a 20% increase from Apple's initial $ 350 billion five-year target set in 2018. The tech giant's contributions will include direct costs with more than 9.000 U.S. suppliers and suppliers each. , data center investments, capital spending and other domestic spending, including dozens of Apple TV + producers in 20 states, which create jobs and support the creative industry, according to a company press release.
As part of its investment and expansion, Apple plans to spend more than $ 1 billion in North Carolina building a new campus and engineering hub in the Research Triangle, creating at least 3.000 additional jobs. The company will also set up a $ 100 million fund to support schools and community initiatives in the greater Raleigh-Durham area and across the state of Tar Heel, and contribute more than $ 110 million in infrastructure spending to the 80 most needy counties . Apple's investment in North Carolina is expected to bring in more than $ 1,5 billion a year in economic benefits to the state, according to the press release.
Apple, the largest taxpayer in the United States and already supporting more than 2,7 million jobs nationwide, will rapidly expand its teams and operations to other states, such as California, Colorado and Massachusetts. the New York, Texas and Washington, according to the press release.
Source of information: yahoo.com