Stories to follow in 2019: Apple plans new campus as city economy booms

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What we reported On Dec. 13, Apple announced it would invest $1 billion and add at least 5,000 jobs by adding a second campus in Austin. Over the last 15 years, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce says more than 500 companies have relocated to Austin, and more than 365,000 new jobs have been created. That success comes with challenges. Austin Board of Realtors President Steve Crorey said the city needs to get serious about solving its infrastructure and traffic issues, or future businesses will not be so willing to relocate.

The latest In January, the chamber launched the next phase of “Opportunity Austin,” an economic development plan that seeks to recruit new businesses to Austin, help local businesses expand and assist other agencies in solving challenges in areas like education and transportation.

This post is part of Community Impact Newspaper’s Annual Community Guide, which appears in the January 2019 Central Austin print edition. In addition to ten stories to follow for the upcoming year, the Annual Community Guide provides readers with local information on the area’s demographics as well as the latest news in transportation, health care, education and development.

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Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. He graduated in 2011 from Boston University and worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Maine, Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in January of 2018.
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