Aiming at bettering the service of iMessage, Siri, the App Store, and other Apple services, the American tech giant has a big plan to invest $1.3 billion to build a new data center in Des Moines, Iowa, by 2020. The entire project of this data center would be 400,000 square foot in total, and the construction work is said to start from early next year, targeting to accomplish the project in two years.
Public Improvement Fund
Apple said it would create over 550 construction and operation jobs in the Des Moines area; and besides that, Apple would contribute up to $100 million to a new Public Improvement Fund for various projects to build parks, libraries, recreational spaces, and infrastructure in Waukee. Also, their target to build a youth sports center, which includes a greenhouse, playground, fishing pier, and sports fields, with the funding.
Regarding the new data center in North America, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said in a statement that “Our new data center in Iowa will help serve millions of people across North America who use Siri, iMessage, Apple Music and other Apple services — all powered by renewable energy.”
On the other hand, around Apple’s new data center, the Governor Kim Reynolds from Iowa seems happy as he said “We’re honored Apple is choosing Iowa for the site of its most technologically advanced data center to date. Apple’s commitment to innovation and renewable energy leadership mirrors our own. This investment in our state is vital as we continue to develop as a technology hub and grow our workforce.”
Obviously, Apple’s new data center in North America will create a huge number of jobs, as well as improve Apple’s service in the province.