Apple says it will put more money into Central Oregon data centers
Apple plans to invest more in its Central Oregon facilities as the company spends more than $30 billion in the United States to create about 20,000 new jobs.
The Cupertino, Calif., computer giant announced Wednesday, Jan. 17, that it would "build on its commitment to support the American economy and its workforce," by investing billions in the nation. The company plans to spend more than $10 billion on its data centers and co-location facilities in Oregon, North Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Iowa. Apple broke ground Wednesday on a new facility in downtown Reno, which will support existing Nevada facilities.
Apple has two large data centers in Prineville and plans to build another. Facebook also has two data centers in the Central Oregon city.
Apple, already the largest U.S. taxpayer, also will pay about $38 billion in a new repatriation tax as required by recent changes to the tax law.