Apple is planning a major expansion of its operations across the U.S., including a $1 billion investment in a new campus in Austin, Texas, the company announced Thursday.
The plan also includes establishing new sites in Seattle, San Diego, Culver City, as well as expanding in cities including Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years.
The new campus, located in North Austin, will measure 133 acres, with 50 acres of preserved open space. Apple’s current facility in Austin accommodates 6,200 people, but the new campus, which will be located less than a mile from the current one, will initially accommodate 5,000 additional people, with the potential to grow this number to 15,000.
Just like Apple’s Cupertino campus, the new campus in Austin will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, Apple said.
“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,” Apple CEO Tim Cook, said in a statement.
Besides this investment, Apple also said it plans to invest $10 billion in data centers in the U.S. over the next five years.
The company also plans to expand to over 1,000 employees in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City each, while “hundreds” of new jobs will be added in Pittsburgh, New York, Boulder, Boston and Portland, Oregon. In total, Apple plans to increase its workforce in the U.S. from 90,000 to 110,000 by 2023.