The data center, which will cost $ 1.3 billion and will be powered by renewable energy, will be ready for operation by 2020.
Apple’s data centers are reaching the US Midwest. The apple company will build a 400,000-square-foot data center in Waukee, Iowa , Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Thursday. The corporation trusts that the data center will be up and running by 2020.
The technology giant will invest about $ 1.3 billion in the Heartland project. It is expected that Apple’s next data center will generate about 550 jobs, between construction and operating operations.
In addition to building the data center, Apple will contribute up to $ 100 million to a public improvement fund, which will support community projects and infrastructure needs in Waukee.
“Our new data center in Iowa will help millions of people in North America who use Siri, iMessage, Apple Music and other Apple services; all fueled by renewable energy , “Cook said in a statement. Waukee Mayor Bill Peard said: “This new facility will bring high-quality jobs and important infrastructure developments for the city.”
Apple has not explained why it chose Waukee, which is just outside the capital of Iowa, Des Moines. The Des Moines Register reported yesterday that Apple will receive about $ 207 million local and state tax incentives.