Could Austin Land Apple HQ2?

The number of Austin-based Apple employees has tripled over 10 years. The company announced it would name an Apple HQ2 in 2018.


By Gary Dinges and Lori Hawkins

Turns out Amazon isn’t the only tech giant looking to create a second headquarters.

Apple, which already has a significant presence in Austin, said Wednesday that it wants to spend as much as $30 billion on a brand new corporate campus and additions to its existing work sites across the country. The headquarters of Apple, the world’s largest consumer electronics company, is in Cupertino, Calif. The building spree will create an estimated 20,000 new jobs nationwide, Apple said.

Apple said it expects to announce where the new corporate campus will be located later this year. The company didn't say how big the second campus will be, or how many of the additional 20,000 workers that it plans to hire will be based there.

In Austin, Apple’s existing 38-acre complex at West Parmer Lane and Delcour Drive is home to the company’s 1.1 million-square-foot Americas Operations Center, which runs many of its corporate functions throughout the northern hemisphere.

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