Apple has announced that construction of its new $1 billion, 133-acre campus in Austin, Texas has started, with the state of the art location expected to open in 2022.
The campus, which initially will house 5,000 employee, will have the capacity to grow to 15,000 over time, with Apple opening a 50-acre nature and wildlife preserve on site which will be accessible to the public.
The new campus in Austin, Texas is part of Apple’s commitment to increase its investment in manufacturing, engineering, and other jobs across the United States. Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook and US President Donald Trump will tour Apple’s Mac Pro manufacturing facility in Texas.
Apple says it has grown to approximately 7,000 employees in Austin, more than a 50 percent increase in the past five years.
With the construction of our new campus in Austin now underway, Apple is deepening our close bond with the city and the talented and diverse workforce that calls it home. Responsible for 2.4 million American jobs and counting, Apple is eager to write our next chapter here and to keep contributing to America’s innovation story.