Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas

Apple | November 20, 2019

The big picture: Just as President Donald Trump is set to meet Tim Cook at Apple's manufacturing plant in Texas, the company revealed its plans to build a new campus in the region. The tech giant has scored some exemptions on import tariffs for its products, especially now that a significant number of Mac Pro's will be made in stateside. Today, Apple announced it will start construction on a new campus in Austin, Texas, as the company is looking to expand its presence in the region. The company is committing $1 billion to the ambitious project, which is going to become operational as early as 2022 and house 5,000 employees.

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How Coronavirus is DESTROYING the Real Estate Market. It's no secret the coronavirus is having a huge impact on the real estate market across the United States, Canada and Australia. Let's discuss Coronavirus real estate and how it will impact the housing market for buyers, sellers and real estate investors.

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