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Apple to Create 3,600 Texas Jobs for $21 Million in Incentives

A major incentives package for Apple's Austin campus was announced today.
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A major incentives package for Apple's Austin campus was announced today.

The Austin campus of tech-giant Appleis set to expand and offer thousands of new jobs, under an incentives package announced by Gov. Rick Perry today.

Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund is offering Apple a package totaling $21 million over ten years to “more than double” the size of its Texas workforce. The agreement would add over 3,600 jobs. The governor's announcement characterizes the new positions as "supporting the company’s growing operations in the Americas with expanded customer support, sales and accounting functions for the region."

In addition to creating the new jobs, Apple will also invest $304 million in improvements to their Northwest Austin campus.

While the agreement was announced by the governor, the agreement won’t be finalized until contracts and a local incentive agreement are signed by the City of Austin and Travis County.

You can read the entire announcement from the Governor’s Office online.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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