Apple Commits $1.3B for Iowa Data Center

The Apple project will create hundreds of construction jobs, as well, over the next several years, according to Murray.

Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham said, once completed, it will be the largest ever private investment in the state.

"We see it in Iowa's world-class power grid and a focus on renewable energy that's a model for the entire nation", Cook said.

Apple plans to purchase 2,000 acres of land in Waukee.

The 400,000-square-foot data center will "strengthen the relationships" in Iowa, where 30 Apple suppliers, including 3M and Qorvo, already operate, Cook said.

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"For the past 20 months, Apple has been searching for the flawless location, and I am so proud to say that they found it right here in Iowa", Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday.

"At Apple we admire what you guys have accomplished and we want to be a part of it", Cook told cheering supporters.

Agenda for a separate Thursday meeting, of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, includes a review of Application for Investment by Apple in Waukee.

The city of Waukee approved multi-year property tax abatements and infrastructure improvements totaling $194 million.

Critics questioned the wisdom and fairness of giving such tax breaks to one of the world's richest companies.

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In addition to building the data center, Apple is giving up to $100 million to a Public Improvement Fund which will support community projects and infrastructure needs in Waukee.

She defended the state's investments, telling reporters "these are credits, it's not a check" to attract a company willing to investment $1.4 billion in the first phase of a project that will boost Iowa's economy for the future.

"Every day they make it possible for Apple users to send tens of billions of messages, to save more than a billion photos, and to place tens of millions of Facetime video calls", Cook said. "And as the App Store grows, we look forward to growing in Iowa", Cook said.

Apple already has data centers in California, Oregon, Nevada and North Carolina. "And as you look at the age demographics and the growth of Iowa, I think it's really hard to challenge the fact there are ancillary growth benefits from making an investment like this", he said.

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