Apple plans to invest USD 1 billion for the expansion of its data center in Nevada
Date: 2017-06-19   Author: Saipriya Iyer  Category: #news

Apple has recently announced its plan to make an investment of approximately USD 1 billion for expanding its huge data center situated to the east of Reno, in the state of Nevada. This announcement has come barely a week after Apple had earlier disclosed its plan to provide funding worth USD 1 billion for generating more manufacturing jobs in the United States, however, the announcement carried no mention of the Nevada data center expansion plan.

Apple, a leading name in global and Europe data center market, aims to create numerous job opportunities for U.S. citizens. Reports state that in order to reiterate its contribution to the economy of the United States, Apple had, a while earlier, released a breakdown of its workforce, amounting to roughly 80,000 U.S. workers, state by state. With the expansion of its Reno data center, Apple plans to generate jobs for hundreds of U.S. citizens in operations, construction, and manufacturing. Sources state that the Reno City Council has even given the green signal to the tech giant for the construction of a 4-million-dollar warehouse in downtown Reno, which will enable Apple to pay millions of dollars’ worth of tax to the City Council.

In order to keep up with the promise of providing jobs, Apple has planned to triple its recruitment at the Reno campus. The Nevada data center currently employs more than 700 workers, and the company intends to hire 100 more workers to add to this number. Furthermore, sources disclose that the expansion of the data center will lead to the tech magnate hiring at least 300 workers for construction jobs.

The data center at Reno has been touted to be the first significant project that has contributed to the state’s economic growth and cast the region on the technology map. Established with an initial investment of USD 1 billion, this 5-year old data center is situated along the U.S. Interstate 80, at the Reno Technology Center, between Reno and the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. Back then, Apple acquired USD 89 million as an award in sales tax and property tax abatements, for its commitment toward the U.S. economy. As of today, the company has more than fulfilled its promise and has doubled the investment at the data center in addition to securing jobs for citizens.

State officials are reportedly pleased with Apple’s contribution to the nation’s economy by means of generating new job opportunities, and have declared that they expect more high-tech companies to penetrate the state, contribute to the local income, and generate further jobs for the state’s residents. Apple’s Nevada data center expansion plans apparently, have been perceived as a testimony to the aforementioned statement.

Apple is also looking forward to expanding its data center at Arizona, the construction of which is already afoot, state reports. It has been observed that contractors have outlined plans to design the facility with the latest equipment, and workers have been notified to construct infrastructure such as roads and bridges to make the campus suitable for employing workforce in the future.
Insider sources reveal that Apple plans to increase the size of its data center facility at Arizona in the next few years, as a part of its expansion plans for the region.
 



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