Apple coming to RTP/Raleigh?


I have watched WRAL-techwire about Apple coming to RTP , they were suppose to make an announcement this Month…SSOOO…??? I hate the Silent treatment. :thinking::thinking: Same for Amazon. :face_with_raised_eyebrow::thinking::confused:


Apple is waiting for the Legislature to clear out of Raleigh, maybe another week. This was reported last week. “They don’t want any surprises”. Put nothing past this crowd.


New article in bizjournals, behind a paywall…

Cupertino, California-based Apple is in the final stages of fine-tuning its expansion plan in Research Triangle Park. Multiple sources close to discussions say the technology giant is working on filling out North Carolina’s Jobs Development Investment Grant (JDIG) application form, a requirement for the Tar Heel State before it finalizes its incentives package. As hinted by North Carolina lawmakers in making the changes to the state’s incentive policy just a few weeks ago, Apple may be considering pledging 3,000 new jobs initially with campus expansion possibilities in the future.

Sources add that an announcement is not likely in the coming days. “I think they want to wait until the North Carolina legislature adjourns the current session,” one government source said, adding Apple or N.C. economic developers do not want any surprises coming out of Jones Street. Completion of the JDIG process is expected to take a few days as well. “We will have a better idea on the time frame after next week following adjournment,” the source added.

Apple has considered more than one site within RTP to develop a new campus, sources say, but has now narrowed in on land owned by the Research Triangle Foundation surrounding the intersection of Interstate 540 and Davis Drive. Property owned by the organization is supposed to be used by the foundation to draw companies to the park.


When is the general assembly adjourning the current session?


The last scheduled session seems to be tomorrow, and a press conference is scheduled for the 26th (Tue).

(Source: it’s on their website)


Anybody has an idea on the timeline?


Tim Cook does. So far just waiting on an announcement…