The state appeared on speculative short lists from Bloomberg and VentureBeat. The Research Triangle Park location, in particular, could combine decent infrastructure, qualified workers, and government backing.
Apple CEO Tim Cook was in town last weekend for a Duke commencement speech and spoke with local government officials.
The campus could bring thousands of jobs to the area but Apple will want incentives. Those incentives could include up to 25 years of grants if the company creates 5K jobs and invests more than $4B in the state.
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