Apple is bringing manufacturing back to the US and has made its first big announcement with the confirmation of its newly redesigned Mac Pro being manufactured in Austin, Texas.
This will be the company’s major move after Tim Cook, Apple CEO pledged to start making more products in the US. The new Mac Pro will include components designed, developed and manufactured by more than a dozen American companies for distribution to US customers. Its made possible following a federal product exclusion Apple is receiving for certain necessary components
“The Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful computer ever and we’re proud to be building it in Austin. We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We believe deeply in the power of American innovation. That’s why every Apple product is designed and engineered in the US, and made up of parts from 36 states, supporting 450,000 jobs with US suppliers, and we’re going to continue growing here.”
Apple is on track to fulfill its commitment to invest $350 billion in the US economy by 2023. Last year, the company spent over $60 billion with more than 9,000 domestic suppliers across the country, including at manufacturing locations in 36 states. Apple’s investment in innovation supports 2.4 million jobs in all 50 states, including 90,000 direct employees. Last week, Apple announced it is awarding $250 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund
to Corning Incorporated, supplier of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad.
To date, Apple has invested over $1 billion in American companies from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund — deploying the entire $1 billion initial investment and 20 percent of the $5 billion it subsequently committed to spend. In December, Apple announced plans to expand its presence in Austin and a dozen other cities across the country, including San Diego and Seattle.