Austin-area residents hemmed and hawed about the potential effects of Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters coming to Central Texas for more than a year — only to be passed over for other cities last month.
But a nondescript Thursday morning in the year’s closing weeks has that type of talk roaring back to life.
Apple Inc. revealed plans in the early morning hours of Dec. 13 to build a $1 billion office campus in North Austin.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s 133-acre campus will initially be able to handle 5,000 additional employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000 workers. That would make Apple the largest private employer in Austin. Site preparation will begin in 2019, and the first building is scheduled to open in 30 to 36 months.