Phoenix Is Contender For New Apple Campus

By Austin Westfall
Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 8:41am
Updated: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:52pm

Technology giant Apple may be eyeing Phoenix as a strong contender for a new campus.

The company recently announced plans for a new United States facility, which houses technical support for customers.

Michael Denning is a professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He believes Phoenix fits the bill for Apple’s new project.

"From a call center point of view, we already have a center of excellence here in a sense that we have an awful lot of call centers that are locally cited here, and as a result there are lots of people to draw from that already have experience in that genre," he said.

Denning speculates the Phoenix area has become a call center hub because stable weather makes for more reliable phone lines.

Mesa is already home to a 1.3 million square foot Apple data center.

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