Apple (AAPL) plans to accelerate its investments in the US economy to $ 430 billion within five years and create 20,000 jobs, including constructing a new campus in North Carolina.
“Over the past three years, Apple’s contribution to the US economy has far exceeded the initial five-year target of $ 350 billion set in 2018,” the California giant said in a statement on Monday.
The Cupertino group is now revising upwards (…) its commitment over the next five years” by bringing it to 430 billion dollars, an increase of 23%.
These investment projects include “direct spending from vendors, investments in data centers, capital spending, and other investments such as dozens of Apple TV productions in twenty states,” which details the business.
Apple also plans to create 20,000 jobs nationwide over the next five years, including increasing its workforce in California, Colorado, and Texas through the construction, already underway, of a campus in Austin.
In North Carolina, the company plans to invest more than $ 1 billion in constructing a new campus and engineering center, which will create 3,000 new jobs, including some in the construction industry. ‘artificial intelligence.
“We are creating jobs in cutting-edge technologies, ranging from 5G to silicon engineering to artificial intelligence, by investing in the next generation of innovative companies,” said group CEO Tim Cook, quoted in Apple’s press release.
The iPhone maker also claims to be the largest taxpayer in the United States with nearly $ 45 billion in corporate taxes paid over the past five years, and supporting 2.7 million jobs, through direct jobs, through spending with suppliers, or the economy of mobile applications.