Apple announced the start of construction on its new campus in Austin, Texas, in order to make Mac Pro.
Apple is preparing to ship the new Mac Pro in December from a production facility just a short distance away.
Apple and its manufacturing partners invested over $200 million in the Mac Pro facility in Austin.
“Building the Mac Pro, Apple’s most powerful device ever, in Austin is both a point of pride and a testament to the enduring power of American ingenuity,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in June. The 244,000-square-foot Mac Pro facility employs more than 500 people in a range of roles, including electrical engineers and electronics assemblers.
Apple is on track to contribute $350 billion to the US economy between 2018 and 2023, and during that time will hire an additional 20,000 employees in cities across the country.
Apple has broken ground on its new $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot campus. The campus will initially house 5,000 employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, and is expected to open in 2022.
Apple is growing in Austin with approximately 7,000 employees in the city — more than a 50 percent increase in the past five years alone.
The new Mac Pro is Apple’s powerful machine ever, and 15,000 times faster than the original Mac.
Apple uses 9,000 suppliers across all 50 states, and Mac Pro contains hundreds of components from companies in 19 states. This includes computer processors from Arizona and Oregon and graphics processors from New York, as well as electrical components from Maine, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Apple will spend $30 billion in capital expenditures by 2023. The company supports 2.4 million jobs across the US, including 450,000 manufacturing and operations jobs and 90,000 direct employees in all 50 states.