Forget Amazon. Could Austin be home to Apple’s new HQ2? 

Posted January 17th, 2018

Turns out Amazon isn’t the only tech giant looking to create a second headquarters. 

Apple, which already has a significant presence in Austin, said Wednesday that it wants to spend as much as $30 billion on a brand new corporate campus and additions to its existing worksites across the country.

The company’s headquarters is in Cupertino, Calif.

The building spree will create an estimated 20,000 new jobs nationwide, Apple said.

Apple said it expects to announce where the new corporate campus will be located later this year.

In Austin, Apple’s existing 38-acre complex at West Parmer Lane and Delcour Drive is home to the company’s 1.1 million-square-foot Americas Operations Center, which runs many of its corporate functions throughout the northern hemisphere.

Direct Apple employment in Austin has tripled in the last 10 years, according to the company, making it Apple’s second-largest U.S. hub outside of Cupertino. 

Late last year, Apple said its Austin workforce totaled about 6,500 people.