Apple has chosen Arizona as the location for its newest manufacturing facility in the U.S., a press release from Gov. Jan Brewer's office said.
The facility, which will be located in Mesa, is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs in various fields, including 1,300 construction positions while location is built, as well as to generate significant capital investment in areas, such as renewable energy.
"Apple is indisputably one of the world's most innovative companies, and I'm thrilled to welcome them to Arizona," Brewer said in a statement. "Apple will have an incredibly positive economic impact for Arizona, and its decision to locate here speaks volumes about the friendly, pro-business climate we have been creating these past four years."
In her statement, Brewer also said Apple would be creating new solar and geothermal power sources for the state.
Efforts to bring Apple to Arizona were a collaboration among the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Salt River Project, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the City of Mesa and Maricopa County, the press release said.