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Apple to build $1.3 billion data center in Iowa

Apple to build $1.3 billion data center in Iowa

The facility will be used, "to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store and other Apple services".

State and local authorities have collectively approved roughly $208 million in tax incentives for the project.

"We're honored Apple is choosing Iowa for the site of its most technologically advanced data center to date", said Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in a statement.

Agenda for a separate Thursday meeting, of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, includes a review of Application for Investment by Apple in Waukee.

Cook said Apple will contribute up to $100 million toward a "public improvement fund" for the city of Waukee, adding the first project supported by the fund will be a youth sports complex that "will be open to all". "This puts Iowa on the world stage".

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No details about Project Morgan have been released publicly, and it's not entirely clear whether Apple has made the final decision to build in Waukee. The company has pledged to power all of its global operations with 100 percent renewable energy, and has already reached that goal in the U.S. and 23 other countries.

"This is a company that is investing in Iowa and in our community and in Iowa, and if we want to grow this economy and provide more revenue, then we should be doing what we can to bring jobs and businesses to the state of Iowa", she said. "This is an investment that will continue to pay dividends way beyond today. It only makes sense from a politician's point of view", said David Swenson, an economist at Iowa State University and critic of such large economic development project tax breaks.

Silicon Valley CEOs have publicly prioritized creating tech jobs in America over the past year, with many trying to walk a delicate line to appease both supporters of President Donald Trump and Silicon Valley's more liberal workforce.

Apple will purchase 2,000 acres (8.09 square km) of land in Waukee, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Des Moines, to build two data centers.

"With a billion-plus investment, it will also create many spinoff and construction-related jobs", she said.


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