Apple says jobs it’s created and/or supported has more than tripled since 2011

In 2018, Apple spent $60 billion with 9,000 American component suppliers and companies, an increase of more than 10% from the year before, supporting more than 450,000 jobs, according to a press release on the company’s Newsroom webpage.

For example, just over a year ago, component manufacturer Finisar was awarded $390 million from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund. To expand production of a critical part of the TrueDepth camera system, introduced with iPhone X, Finisar turned an unoccupied building in Sherman, Texas into a bustling operation full of people who will supply that future business, according to Apple.

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Finisar is just one example of the tech giant’s expanding investment in U.S. job growth and manufacturing. The touch sensitive glass for iPhone and iPad is made by Corning at a 65-year-old facility in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Cincinnati Test Systems in Ohio designed a first-of-its-kind equipment to ensure iPhone is water resistant. 

Since 2011, the total number of jobs created and supported by Apple in the United States has more than tripled — from almost 600,000 to two million across all 50 states.

The Advanced Manufacturing Fund comes from Apple's U.S. investment pool. Corning, Inc., was the first company to benefit, receiving $200 million.