CLOSEApple considering Northern Virginia campus for 20,000 employees

Without naming names, the Apple CEO took a jab at Facebook and the social community’s mishandling of customers’ privateness throughout his graduation speech at Duke University.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is considering placing a campus for 20,000 employees in Northern Virginia, in step with a broadcast record.

The transfer places Apple in pageant with fellow generation massive Amazon which may be exploring placing down roots within the space.

Apple is looking for four million sq. ft of place of job area, financial construction officers and actual property executives told The Washington Post.

State officers have proposed a number of places for the campus which is set part as huge as what Amazon is making plans for its 2d headquarters.

The places come with place of job constructions and construction websites in Crystal City, privately owned Loudoun County land close to the Center for Innovative Technology and the Scotts Run construction in Tysons.

Another contender is North Carolina’s Research Triangle area, just about Duke University the place Apple CEO Tim Cook and different Apple executives went to college. That’s in step with the Triangle Business Journal which reported the scoop Wednesday.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and state Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland met with Cook on May 11, according to the report. Cook was once on the town to present a graduation speech at Duke University on May 13.

Unlike Amazon, Apple has now not made its seek public. Cook mentioned in a up to date interview that Apple was once now not engaged in a “beauty contest kind of thing.”

Apple may just now not be straight away reached for remark. 

For years West Coast tech giants — Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft — saved their distance from Washington. Since the 2016 election, they have got higher lobbying and coverage operations to handle a Republican-controlled Congress and the Trump management, whose insurance policies have a tendency to run counter to the tech business’s stances on immigration and different key problems. 

Amazon is nearing the tip of a seek for its 2d headquarters. Twenty towns are combating to land 50,000 jobs and $five billion in funding. Amazon is whittling away on the finalist listing. The Texas Tribune says it eradicated Arlington, Texas as a contender two weeks in the past. 

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