The smartphone manufacturer Apple intends to build in Austin, Texas, a new location for up to 15,000 employees. The group plans to invest a total of a billion dollars. In the town of 6200 people are Employed already. Apple in Austin is already a factory in the since 2013, the Computer, the Mac Pro is built.

in addition, the group intends to open new offices in Seattle and the California cities of San Diego and Culver City, and current locations in Pittsburgh and New York to expand.

Apple had chosen months the city of for a new large location. Unlike Amazon, in a similar search of the iPhone had omitted group on a public campaign with the applications of the interested cities.

references to other plans

Amazon finally decided on Long Island City in the New York city borough of Queens and to Arlington in the U.S. state of Virginia, and thus against one of the many structurally weak regions, the hopes for an economic boost.

To the Amazon site decision to include billions in tax breaks, Apple did not say whether the group will have in the regions are also tax advantages.

The new complex in Austin is to be built near the existing. Planned fields of work, among other things, research and development, technology and customer care, whether it was in a message from Apple.

At the same time, the new office could provide a note on plans of the group. Culver City is a center of Film and television production and Apple could produce ambitions, our own content for a streaming service.

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