Apple has revealed plans for a large new manufacturing facility in the US state of Arizona, but at this point is not revealing what the factory will be used for.
A statement from the office of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has revealed the tech giant expects to create 700 jobs at the facility in its first year, as well as around 1300 construction and development jobs.
“Apple will have an incredibly positive economic impact for Arizona and its decision to locate here speaks volumes about the friendly, pro-business climate we have been creating these past four years.
“Their investment in renewable energy will also be greening our power grid, and creating significant new solar and geothermal power sources for the state.
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“As Governor, I’ve worked hard to demonstrate that Arizona is open for business. Today’s news is proof that’s paying off.”
The new facility will be located in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, around 32 km east of downtown.