RALEIGH, N.C. — Apple is close to announcing a deal that would bring as many as 10,000 jobs to North Carolina, including a major investment in the Research Triangle Park, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the deal.
The investment would be between $1.5 billion and $2 billion, and the jobs would pay on average around $130,000 a year. Many of the jobs would be high-tech research and development jobs. One government source said this is "by far the biggest project this state's ever seen as far as average salaries, number of jobs."
Republican legislators planned to meet Wednesday afternoon to hear details of a state incentives package that would allow Apple to hold onto a portion of the taxes generated by the project.
"It's a done deal," one source said, "as soon as we pass this bill."
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Source: WRAL news