Apple isn�t giving any love to SXSW this year, but that�s not keeping the company from investing $ 304 million in a new campus to create 3,600 jobs. The campus won�t be responsible for the new new iPad, but instead focus on administrative responsibilities and customer support.

Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Apple will expand its presence in Texas with a $ 304 million investment in a new campus in Austin that will create more than 3,600 new jobs. The new campus will more than double the size of Apple�s workforce in Texas over the next decade, supporting the company�s growing operations in the Americas with expanded customer support, sales and accounting functions for the region. In exchange for Apple�s commitment to create these new jobs in Texas, the state has offered Apple an investment of $ 21 million over ten years through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF).

�Apple is known for its bold innovation and game-changing designs, and the expansion of their Austin facility adds to the growing list of visionary high-tech companies that have found that Texas� economic climate is a perfect fit for their future, thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulations, fair legal system and skilled workforce� Gov. Perry said. �Investments like this further Texas� potential to become the nation�s next high-tech hub.

In case you didn�t know, Samsung makes the A-series chips that go into your favorite iOS devices at a�plant that�s also located in Austin, Texas.

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