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Report: Apple Looking At Northern Virginia For 4M SF Campus To Bring 20,000 Jobs

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Tim Cook, Apple CEO
Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook

Apple is reportedly in talks to open a massive Northern Virginia campus. 

The tech giant told Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's office it is seeking 4M SF of office space to bring 20,000 jobs, and officials pitched at least three sites for the project, the Washington Post reports

The proposed sites include two of the same properties Northern Virginia pitched for Amazon HQ2, a portfolio of Crystal City office buildings and the Center for Innovative Technology site in Loudoun. Officials also pitched CityLine Partners' 8M SF Scotts Run development site in Tysons, which the developer submitted to Amazon itself but was not included in Virginia's official bid. 

Apple in January said it is seeking to invest $30B over the next five years to create 20,000 jobs at existing offices and a new campus, which it said it would announce this year. The Business Journal reports Apple is also looking at North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. It has taken a much quieter approach than Amazon did in its search, keeping the site selection process internal rather than publicly soliciting bids and announcing a shortlist. 

The most profitable company in the world, Apple is based in Cupertino, California, where it last year opened a new $5B headquarters. The company, valued at $920B, has 84,000 U.S. employees working in all 50 states and D.C. It remains unclear if Apple is looking at D.C. or suburban Maryland, which were also included in Amazon's 20-city shortlist, or other cities around the country.