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MESA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
A new Apple manufacturing facility in Mesa, Ariz. expects to
produce approximately 1,300 construction and other associated jobs.
Governor Jan Brewer announced Monday that approximately 700
jobs will be created within the first year, according to a news release.
indisputably one of the world's most innovative companies and I'm thrilled to
welcome them to Arizona," Gov. Jan Brewer said. "Apple will have an incredibly
positive economic impact for Arizona and its decision to locate here speaks
volumes about the friendly, pro-business climate we have been creating these
past four years. Their investment in renewable energy will also be greening our
power grid, and creating significant new solar and geothermal power sources for
The effort for this new facility was driven by the Arizona
Commerce Authority, in conjunction with partners at Salt River Project, the
Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the city of Mesa and Maricopa County.
"Apple's confidence in Arizona
and its selection of Mesa as the site of its newest manufacturing facility
represents an enormous win for our state and a historic investment in our
community -- one that will create hundreds of quality jobs for Arizonans," said
Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. "Salt River
Project has been instrumental in working with Apple to create additional
advanced renewable energy sources that will power next-generation
Arizona was in the running for an Apple plant last year, but lost to Austin, Texas.