MESA, AZ - Apple is coming to the Valley and will create more than 700 jobs for Arizonans, announced Gov. Jan Brewer Monday afternoon.
The newest U.S. manufacturing facility for Apple will be in Mesa near Elliot and Signal Butte roads.
"Apple is indisputably one of the world's most innovative companies and I'm thrilled to welcome them to Arizona," said Brewer.
She said it will create at least 700 quality jobs in the first year and generate significant capital investment.
It will also generate about 1,300 construction and other associated jobs.
"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," said Sandra Watson of the Arizona Commerce Authority.
Brewer said bringing Apple to Arizona was a collaborative effort led by the Arizona Commerce Authority, chaired by Brewer, in conjunction with partners at Salt River Project, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the city of Mesa and Maricopa County.
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