This is part of a series that looks at bills the state legislature has introduced, the progress they have made in the chamber and what impact they might have on the state moving forward. Read last week's roundup here.
The leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly welcomed the arrival of Apple’s new campus in the Research Triangle on Monday.
The announcement of the project capped off a week where bills about military veterans, daylight savings time and plenty more topics made their way through the legislative building.
Apple hub brings jobs home
Apple announced a new North Carolina business venture — the construction of a new hub in the Research Triangle.
Apple said it plans to invest over $1 billion in North Carolina and that the project would create at least 3,000 new jobs. The company also said it would establish a $100 million fund to support schools and community initiatives in the greater Raleigh-Durham area and contribute over $110 million in infrastructure spending for the 80 counties in the state with the greatest need.
Legislative leaders and Gov. Roy Cooper alike welcomed the investment, which they said showcases the importance of the state’s business-friendly climate, world-class universities and welcoming and diverse communities.
“This announcement will benefit communities across our state and we are proud to work together to continue to grow our economy and bring transformational industries and good-paying jobs to North Carolina,” they said in a joint statement.
Support for veterans