Reynolds credited Iowa's productive workforce, central location, infrastructure and lead role as a provider of low-priced renewable energy as key factors in Apple's decision to join other tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft to build data centers in Iowa.
Apple will build a new data center in America's heartland.
That's a significant investment in local development from Apple. The company included a kicker, though, with a pledge of "up to" US$100 million to a Public Improvement Fund. Like Apple's other United States data centers, the Iowa one will produce 100 percent renewable energy, he said.
Apple said the new data center will support services like Siri, iMessage and Apple Music in North America.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, second from left, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, . The city already has plans to build a youth sports center, which includes a greenhouse, playground, fishing pier and sports fields, with the funding.
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"This is a company that is investing in Iowa and in our community and in Iowa, and if we want to grow this economy and provide more revenue, then we should be doing what we can to bring jobs and businesses to the state of Iowa", she said. "Waukee is proud to welcome Apple", said Waukee Mayor Bill Peard. "And as you look at the age demographics and the growth of Iowa, I think it's really hard to challenge the fact there are ancillary growth benefits from making an investment like this", he said.
The 400,000-square-foot data center will "strengthen the relationships" in Iowa, where 30 Apple suppliers, including 3M and Qorvo, already operate, Cook said.
Formerly owned by 28 private owners, the city recently made negotiations for voluntary annexations of the land a priority, although a spokesperson acknowledged that this was merely sped up by the prospect of an Apple development and would have happened sooner or later regardless.
According to the incentives approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the iPhone maker's project is expected to generate 50 jobs at a minimum pay of $29.12 per hour.