The major investment in the U.S. economy represents a 20% increase from Apple's original five-year goal of $350 billion set in 2018. Contributions by the California-based tech giant will include direct spend with more than 9,000 American suppliers and companies in every state, data center investments, capital expenditures and other domestic spending, including dozens of Apple TV+ productions across 20 states, which are creating jobs and supporting the creative industry, according to a company press release.
As part of its investments and expansion, Apple plans to put over $1 billion into North Carolina where it will build a new campus and engineering hub in the Research Triangle area, creating at least 3,000 additional jobs. The company will also establish a $100 million fund to support schools and community initiatives in the greater Raleigh-Durham area and across the Tar Heel state, and will be contributing over $110 million in infrastructure spending to the 80 counties with the greatest need. Apple's investments in North Carolina are expected to generate over $1.5 billion in economic benefits per year for the state, according to the press release.
"As a North-Carolina native, I'm thrilled Apple is expanding and creating new long-term job opportunities in the community I grew up in," Apple COO Jeff Williams said in a statement. "We're proud that this new investment will also be supporting education and critical infrastructure projects across the state. Apple has been a part of North Carolina for nearly two decades, and we're looking forward to continuing to grow and a bright future ahead."
Apple, which is the largest U.S. taxpayer and already supports more than 2.7 million jobs nationwide, will also be rapidly expanding its teams and operations across other states, including California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and Washington, according to the press release.
ABC News' Zunaira Zaki contributed to this report.