AZ not CA nabs giant new Apple center

AZ not CA nabs giant new Apple center

Mesa, arizona postcardAs noted in my article today, “CA tech juggernaut jumps above rest of state,” the Silicon Valley wizards are doing well — even as manufacturing jobs have been halved since 1990.

This is emphasized by a new development: Apple is building a giant new “command center” not in California, but Arizona. Reported CNBC:

Apple will invest $2 billion to build up a data center in Mesa, Arizona, the company announced Monday.

The new facility—which will serve as a command center for the company’s global networks—is expected to employ 150 full-time Apple employees and will hire 300 to 500 construction and trade jobs, according to a news release from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. The tech giant said it would be one of the largest investments it has ever made.

Apple has pledged to completely power the facility with renewable energy, building out solar projects in the process.

All that solar power could have helped California with its renewable projects as mandated by AB 32 and other California environmental laws.

Yet complying with those laws also is expensive, something lawmakers never seem to take into account. Make one mistake in compliance and you’re hit with massive fines.

Then there’s California’s massive tax extractions, something much less in Arizona. The cost of living for Apple’s workers also will be less. The median price for a home in Mesa is about $180,000, according to Zillow.com. In Fremont, the last place Apple had a factory in California before it closed in 1993, it’s $754,000 — more than four times as much.

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  1. desmond
    desmond 2 February, 2015, 19:36

    Nope, we will hire more prison guards. Catchy ad campaign: “We hire idiots. Why not you?”

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    • Rex the Wonder Dog!
      Rex the Wonder Dog! 3 February, 2015, 09:29

      But they have a very hard job, adult baby sitting. And it is very hard to get hired, requiring a GED education and everything. And no one applies for these low paid $200K per GED year jobs, only 125 applications per opening. Come on, give these GEDer’s a break, they are HERO and deserve.

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  2. Devil Dog Bill
    Devil Dog Bill 3 February, 2015, 08:33

    Yep-another DOOMER marquis corporation choosing to grow outside of California. Another hard slap across the face for the california progtard elite….

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  3. Ted s s s Steele
    Ted s s s Steele 4 February, 2015, 11:02

    We got the last 4 amazon deals it’s only fair

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  4. Katherine21
    Katherine21 1 June, 2015, 00:20

    A lot of Property Consultants in Real Estate are using apple. 🙂

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  5. Taylor Reuben
    Taylor Reuben 1 November, 2015, 05:55

    Recently Apple launches their Office in Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai I visited their office it was really awesome with all latest products.

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  6. Dubai-Pro
    Dubai-Pro 15 February, 2016, 05:25

    How far has Apple been in powering the facility with renewable energy?

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  7. Ali
    Ali 22 January, 2018, 00:45

    Recently Apple launches in Dubai Mall, NshamaI visited their office it was really awesome with all latest products.

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  8. Nick
    Nick 2 April, 2018, 15:33

    A lot of Property Consultants in real estate are using apple.

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  9. vikas
    vikas 30 September, 2018, 21:31

    very nice article very interested Keep going
    Off plan dubai

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