A move announced by multinational technology company Apple to build new offices and plants nationally will also see a new facility located in Boulder, Colorado.
Whether that facility will be offices for the Cupertino, California-based computer giant, or a software development plant, is not yet known.
But Boulder is a part of a larger company expansion that will most prominently see the building of a new $1 billion, 3 million square-foot campus in Austin.
“Talent, creativity, and tomorrow’s breakthrough ideas aren’t limited by region or zip code,” Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook said in a statement, “and with this new expansion, we’re doubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationally.”
Earlier this year, Apple announced it was thinking about opening a major office outside of California, while staking more than $30 billion in new capital investment between now and 2023.
The Apple search for new locations has been done quietly in contrast to Amazon’s quest for a city in which to build a second headquarters.
That search ended up seeing more than 200 cities competing to get the company to locate within their borders before the internet retail giant last month announced it would split its second headquarters between Long Island, New York and Northern Virginia.
Apple already has a retail store in Boulder, with other Colorado retail locations up and running in Aspen, Broomfield, Cherry Creek, Colorado Springs, Littleton, and Lone Tree.
The company similarly has half a dozen retail locations in Arizona, and one in New Mexico.
Apple also has what it calls a “global data command” center in Mesa, Arizona that measures more than 1.3 million square feet and was opened in 2014.
With a multinational presence, Apple this year has seen more than $70 billion in revenue.
By Garry Boulard
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