Thanks to GOP Govenor Kim Reynolds’ bold, pro-jobs policies, Apple is making a huge investment towards a new data center in Iowa. Reynolds and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today that it will build a new $1.375 billion data center in Waukee, which will create “hundreds of new jobs for the people of Iowa.” Apple will also invest $100 million toward a “public improvement fund” for the city of Waukee. Under Governor Reynolds’ common-sense, pro-growth policies, Iowa continues to attract billions in investment and grow jobs.
“Apple Inc will build a $1.375 billion data center in Waukee near Des Moines, Apple and Iowa officials said on Thursday…
Apple will purchase 2,000 acres (8.09 square km) of land in Waukee to build two data centers. The company will receive a $19.65 million investment tax credit for creating 50 jobs. There will be other jobs created during construction, though precise numbers were not yet released.
Speaking alongside Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said the facility ‘will create hundreds of jobs for people in Iowa from construction to engineering.’
Cook said Apple will contribute up to $100 million toward a ‘public improvement fund’ for the city of Waukee. The first project supported by the fund will be a youth sports complex that “will be open to all,” Cook said.
‘This new data center will play a very important role in the App Store’s continued success,’ Cook said. ‘As the App Store grows, we look forward to growing in Iowa.’
Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Microsoft also maintain data centers in Iowa.”