Apple is awaiting approval to manufacture high-tech equipment for data centers in Mesa, AZ. Manufacturing will be limited to equipment for internal operations related to its data centers, such as routers, network switches, server housing and enclosures. Apple will build and configure servers in Mesa before sending them to other U.S. data centers. The tech giant already owns a massive global command center in Mesa that stores and serves iCloud backups and iTunes. Apple plans to start with about 150 jobs at the Mesa command center, including an on-site executive.
Source: Forbes January 11, 2017 17:28 UTC