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Apple to Create 3,600 Texas Jobs for $21 Million in Incentives
The Austin campus of tech-giant Apple is set to expand and offer thousands of new jobs, under an incentives package announced by Gov. Rick Perry today.
Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund is offering Apple a package totaling $21 million over ten years to “more than double” the size of its Texas workforce. The agreement would add over 3,600 jobs. The governor's announcement characterizes the new positions as "supporting the company’s growing operations in the Americas with expanded customer support, sales and accounting functions for the region."
In addition to creating the new jobs, Apple will also invest $304 million in improvements to their Northwest Austin campus.
While the agreement was announced by the governor, the agreement won’t be finalized until contracts and a local incentive agreement are signed by the City of Austin and Travis County.
You can read the entire announcement from the Governor’s Office online.