Apple (AAPL) said it has started construction on its new campus in Austin, Texas as it expands to accommodate production of its Mac Pro computer in the city.

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Apple has approximately 7,000 employees in Austin. The $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot campus will initially house 5,000 employees with the capacity to grow to 15,000. It is expected to open in 2022.

The company plans to begin shipping the Mac Pro to customers in December.

Apple (AAPL) said it has started construction on its new campus in Austin, Texas as it expands to accommodate production of its Mac Pro computer in the city.

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Apple has approximately 7,000 employees in Austin. The $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot campus will initially house 5,000 employees with the capacity to grow to 15,000. It is expected to open in 2022.

The company plans to begin shipping the Mac Pro to customers in December.