The facility is expected to employ 150 full-time Apple employees, with 300-500 construction and trade jobs. Additionally, Apple is making a significant investment to power the facility with 100 percent renewable energy, according to a statement released by Governor Ducey, building and financing solar projects that will take advantage of Arizona’s excellent solar resources. The projects will produce 70 MW of clean energy, enough to power more than 14,500 Arizona homes.
On January 27, 2015, Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion.