Apple Gets Final Approval for Texas Campus

Following recent glitches and growing doubt as to the feasibility of the project, it looks like Apple is finally headed to Texas after all.

And the iPhone maker is bringing along more than 3,000 job opportunities for the ride.

This week, local lawmakers and Apple finally reached an agreement on deal terms that will allow for the campus to come to Austin, Texas.

According to a report by the Statesman, the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to approve a contract with Apple in return for Apple’s promise to bring 3,665 new jobs to the North Austin campus by 2025.

The deal will give the technology giant between $5.4 million and $6.4 million over 15 years and comes more than a month after the City of Austin approved a 10-year, $8.6 million rebate and the state offered $21 million in incentives from the Texas Enterprise Fund.

The deal obligates Apple to pay an average salary of at least $35,000 for the bottom 10 percent of Apple-employed workers.

The final deal also gives county staff the authority “to extend a number of construction and hiring deadlines.”