Apple closes on purchase of 200 acres in Prineville

Tech giant buys land that is adjacent to its property in Crook County.

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Apple bought 200 acres of land that is adjacent to its existing property in Crook County.

The tech giant has yet to disclose its plans for the land.

[Crook County Judge Michael] McCabe said he expects Apple to apply for the same Oregon enterprise zone tax abatements it already enjoys on its existing facility. The 15-year agreements, created by the state to encourage development in counties with high unemployment rates, save companies millions of dollars in taxes on equipment and site improvements. In return, they must create a specific number of jobs that pay well above the county median wage.

McCabe said Apple previously agreed to create 35 jobs at that rate. “They’re really family-wage jobs,” he said.

(SOURCE: Bend Bulletin)

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