It appears Virginia is for tech lovers.
In accordance with a report in The Washington Put up, Apple has been trying to find locations to place hubs because it contemplates the right way to spend the $30 billion it has dedicated for brand new amenities and 20,000 new staff within the U.S. over the subsequent 5 years — and it looks like Virginia is on the list.
If Virginia makes the lower, Apple can be the second giant tech firm to name the state a (second or third) dwelling, as Amazon can be reportedly taking a look at Virginia as a web site for its second U.S. headquarters.
The Put up is reporting that Apple might search to place as much as 20,000 staff in a possible Northern Virginia campus that will complete four million sq. toes of workplace area.
Citing conversations between the corporate and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the Put up reported that state officers had proposed a number of websites for the Apple campus, which might be two-thirds the scale of the Pentagon and half of what Amazon is searching for in its new HQ.
The entire consideration from Amazon and Apple speaks to the brand new realty for tech firms, which is that Washington, DC has its eye on them… and, conversely, these firms must have a better eye on Washington.
Fb and Google, which is owned by mum or dad firm Alphabet, have each additionally expanded their presence within the DC space. 4 years in the past, Google opened new offices in the capital to a lot fanfare and ballyhoo, whereas Fb plans to site a $1 billion data center in the Richmond area.