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  • Everything's Bigger in Texas, Including Apple's New Campus


    As MMi reported March 2nd, Apple recently launched a new page on Apple.com showcasing the important contributions made by the iDevice-maker to the U.S. economy, mostly by "creating" or "supporting" 514,000 new jobs.

    It now appears as though that number will increase by another 3,600.

    Today, it was announced that Apple is going to spend upwards of $300 million on a new Austin, Texas-based campus, which will create thousands of new jobs. The news came this morning from the office of Governor Rick Perry.

    "Apple is known for its bold innovation and game-changing designs, and the expansion of their Austin facility adds to the growing list of visionary high-tech companies that have found that Texas' economic climate is a perfect fit for their future, thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulations, fair legal system and skilled workforce" Gov. Perry said. "Investments like this further Texas' potential to become the nation's next high-tech hub."

    The deal, however, won't be final until the remaining contracts are completed and authorized by governmental agencies and other power-players involved. But no major hangups are expected.

    In return for Apple's commitment to create these new jobs, Texas has offered Apple "an investment of $21 million over ten years through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF)," which Governor Perry's office says was designed to offer companies incentives to invest in Texas.

    To read the full announcement, click here.

    Source: Office of Texas Governor Rick Perry
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Everything's Bigger in Texas, Including Apple's New Campus started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Yay for us Texans!!! I'm in Dallas but, whatever, we're at least representing! LOL!
    1. ltjbigshot's Avatar
      ltjbigshot -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Yay for us Texans!!! I'm in Dallas but, whatever, we're at least representing! LOL!
      I live in Waco. Easy hour and half drive. I'll have to check it out when it becomes a reality!
    1. mori's Avatar
      mori -
      humm isn't Dallas IN Texas?
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Land is cheap and there are plenty of it in TX.
      If you don't mind the hurricanes/tornado and you get a big tax break from state which I have no doubt Apple received, why wouldn't you have something in TX?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by mori View Post
      humm isn't Dallas IN Texas?
      Uh...yes...that's why I said 'us' Texans...!!!
    1. midnyt's Avatar
      midnyt -
      LOL. They do have something in TX already.
    1. Fhsjaagshs's Avatar
      Fhsjaagshs -
      Maybe Texas will become a little more sophisticated.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fhsjaagshs View Post
      Maybe Texas will become a little more sophisticated.
      Forget that! For most people, sophistication is a facade. We've got too many people here in Dallas that think they're high class but don't realize they look like fools! BTW, Steve Jobs wasn't sophisticated, was he?
    1. ranma100's Avatar
      ranma100 -
      I live in Austin Texas and this is a big new for us, I mean WOW ....