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Apple plans $1 billion expansion at data center in Nevada

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Apple announced plans Wednesday for a $1 billion expansion of its massive data center east of Reno, doubling its investment and roughly tripling its workforce at the technology campus where company officials expect to hire 100 additional workers.

FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple will invest $1 billion to help create more U.S. manufacturing jobs and counter recurring criticism about its reliance on overseas factories to assemble most of its iPhones and other devices. Cook announced the fund during a Wednesday, May 3, 2017, interview on CNBC’s “Mad Money.” (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple will invest $1 billion to help create more U.S. manufacturing jobs and counter recurring criticism about its reliance on overseas factories to assemble most of its iPhones and other devices. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File/ Manila Bulletin)

The announcement came as the Reno City Council approved Apple’s plans to build a $4 million shipping and receiving warehouse on a vacant lot in downtown Reno that will make it eligible for millions of dollars in tax breaks.

“We’re excited to be increasing our contributions to the local economy with an additional $1 billion investment to expand our data center and supporting facilities,” Apple spokesman John Rosenstock said in an email to The Associated Press. “As part of our growth, we plan to hire 100 employees and expect construction will support an additional 300 jobs.”

Last week, Apple announced a new $1 billion fund aimed at creating more U.S. manufacturing jobs, but provided few details. As part of a strategy emphasizing its role in the U.S. economy, it also released a state-by-state breakdown of where its 80,000 U.S. employees work — more than half in California’s Silicon Valley.

Apple currently has more than 700 workers in Nevada, which Rosentock said is home to the company’s largest solar investment, “powering our data center with clean energy.”

The 5-year-old $1 billion data center is located in the Reno Technology Center near the Tracy generating station along U.S. Interstate 80. It’s between Reno and the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center where Tesla’s giant battery factory is based about 15 miles (24 km) east of Reno-Sparks.

Apple was awarded $89 million in state property and sales tax abatements when it committed to the data center in 2012.

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