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File #: 180046    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/25/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2018
Title: Encouraging Apple Inc. to choose the City of Philadelphia as the future home of its new U.S. based campus.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Greenlee, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Blackwell
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 18004600.pdf, 2. Signature18004600.pdf
Title
Encouraging Apple Inc. to choose the City of Philadelphia as the future home of its new U.S. based campus.

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WHEREAS, On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Apple Inc. announced that it is planning to establish another U.S. based campus, and will announce the location of the new facility later this year; and

WHEREAS, The Apple campus will house technical support for customers and will create 20,000 new jobs "through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one"; and

WHEREAS, Apple Inc. recently completed $5 billion of renovations to its headquarters in Cupertino, California and is now seeking to expand its workforce by creating a new campus, contributing $10 billion toward data centers across the country and expanding the fund it created last year for investing in advanced manufacturing in the U.S. from $1 billion to $5 billion; and

WHEREAS, The tech giant has plans to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia has everything that Apple might need to sustain, and expand its growth and success; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia's commercial and non-commercial real estate is more affordable than other cities in the U.S. comparable in size and density, and its cost of living is 20 percent less than other major metropolitan areas; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia has the fastest millennial growth rate of any of the nation's 10 largest cities with nearly 40 percent of 25-34-year-olds holding a bachelor's degrees or higher, compared with the national average of 33 percent; and

WHEREAS, With 102 colleges and universities, the Greater Philadelphia Region offers a diverse pool of highly-skilled, experienced experts, and young professionals, with 90,000 graduates each year; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia is an international gateway, perfectly situated for business operations along the Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and New York, and with 40 percent of the United States population within 2...

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