Apple to invest $350 Billion in the U.S. Economy and create 20,000 new Jobs

Wednesday Apple announced it will create 20,000 new jobs and establish a new U.S. based campus as part of its $350 billion in new “direct contribution” to the economy.

Apple also said it expects repatriation tax payments of $38 billion due to changes enacted by President Trumps recently passed Tax Reform. The new tax code calls for a 15.5% repatriation tax rate. The company listed $252.3 billion in overseas cash in its most recent filing with the SEC.

“The company plans to establish an Apple campus in a new location, which will initially house technical support for customers. The location of this new facility will be announced later in the year,” the company said in a statement.

Apples investments will focus on job creation, spending with U.S. suppliers and an expansion of the App Store, Apple’s digital content hub. Apple said the $350 billion over the next five years does not include the sale of Apple products or tax payments.

Apple’s announcement comes just weeks after the passage of President Trumps tax bill that cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. President Trump told the Wall Street Journal in July that Apples CEO Tim Cook had committed to building three manufacturing plants in the U.S.

In addition to its new campus location, Apple said it would build a new facility in Reno, Nevada.

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