Apple said on Monday that it would increase its spending in the United States by 20 percent, or $ 80 billion, over the next five years, and it planned to build a new office in North Carolina.
The company said it would invest more than $ 1 billion in North Carolina, with a new office in the Raleigh-Durham area and at least 3,000 new jobs there. Many of those jobs will be in high-tech fields such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Total spending includes its operations at its Cupertino, California, headquarters and data centers across the country, as well as payment of US taxes. But Apple also announced several new investments.
Apple said it was expanding in San Diego, Boston, Seattle and Boulder, Colo. The company also moved to Clayton, Ind., A small town outside Indianapolis. Also announced a $ 100 million investment with a supplier called XPO Logistics to build an advanced distribution center in the US.
Apple said it was on track to meet its 2018 goal of creating 20,000 new American jobs by 2023. On Monday, it set a new goal of an additional 20,000 jobs in the United States over the next five years. Those jobs include some people hired directly by Apple, but also in Apple suppliers and data centers. Apple said those jobs now include dozens of TV productions in 20 states that have an Apple TV + video-streaming service.
The company said its total spending in the United States would reach $ 430 billion over the next five years.
In 2018, the company said it would spend $ 350 billion in the country over the next five years. That figure once included a tax payment of $ 38 billion because it was former President Donald J. Billions of dollars were taken overseas under the new tax law signed by Trump. Apple saved an estimated $ 43 billion more than any other company under the law.