The New York Times reported that Apple “would build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Tex., where it could eventually employ 15,000 people, amid a broader expansion that will create thousands of jobs in several American cities.” The December 13, 2018 article entitled “Apple to Add $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Tex., in Broad U.S. Hiring Push” included these comments from Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook:

Apple is proud to bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the United States and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with the city and people of Austin,…

The tech industry’s expansion beyond its West Coast base shows the companies’ increasing importance to the American economy. As Apple, Google and Amazon add jobs and new offices around the country, companies like General Motors are shrinking and cutting thousand of positions.

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