Could North Carolina be site of new Apple campus?

Could North Carolina be site of new Apple campus?

Earlier this year, Apple said that it will add over 20,000 new U.S.jobs in the next five years by hiring at its existing campuses and building a new one. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Northern Virginia is in the running for the new location-but it may not be the only East Coast site in contention.

Lawmakers in North Carolina are apparently making a bid for Apple to build its next campus in the state and the Research Triangle Park is apparently at the top of the list for possible sites, CNBC reports.

Separate reports from North Carolina and Northern Virginia suggested yesterday that Apple was considering both East Coast locations for its upcoming fourth USA campus, but a new report is adding significant weight to North Carolina's prospects. Cooper has reportedly been negotiating an incentive package to entice Apple, but such a package is said to still need approval from the North Carolina state legislature. Apple's total investment would likely be between $1.5 billion and $2 billion, with jobs - predominantly in R&D - paying an average of $130,000 per year. Additionally, the region is home to several universities including Duke, The University of North Carolina and North Carolina State.

Amazon may be garnering numerous headlines, as the Seattle-based e-commerce and tech giant continues the process of picking a location for its second corporate headquarters, which has been dubbed HQ2. Instead, it substantially cuts Apple's employer withholding taxes, provides that a portion of withholding money will be used for rural development, and offers 30 years of property tax abatements.

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Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The last Apple campus to break ground was its long-in-developmentApple Park. The current proposal calls for a bare minimum of 3,000 new jobs at the new Apple facility, with an expansion to between 5,000 to 10,000 jobs once the project is fully complete.

Citing various sources in the legal, real estate, and state government sectors, The Triangle Business Journal reported on Wednesday that the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill - an area referred to also as Triangle Research Park - are now at the top of Apple's short list of potential locations for its upcoming campus development.

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