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Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations


Abbott speaking about Apple's new campus announcement as Apple employees listen in Austin, Texas, on Dec 13, 2018. Apple plans to build a US$1bil campus in Austin, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-centre agents while adding more lustre to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub. — AP

Abbott speaking about Apple's new campus announcement as Apple employees listen in Austin, Texas, on Dec 13, 2018. Apple plans to build a US$1bil campus in Austin, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-centre agents while adding more lustre to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub. — AP

AUSTIN, Texas: One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions – and offer huge sums of public money – in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before making its big move. 

The outcome was largely the same: Amazon and Apple are running out of room in their West Coast hometowns and establishing a major foothold in a handful of US cities already known as second-tier technology hubs. 

   

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