Statement from Chancellor Guskiewicz on planned Apple campus in North Carolina

"We are thrilled and excited to welcome Apple’s new investment in the Research Triangle Park. This is a huge win for our region and the state of North Carolina and I’m looking forward to the opportunities this provides our students and faculty researchers for years to come."

View of South Building on Polk Place taken on May 21, 2019, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Statement from Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz:

“We are thrilled and excited to welcome Apple’s new investment in the Research Triangle Park. This is a huge win for our region and the state of North Carolina and I’m looking forward to the opportunities this provides our students and faculty researchers for years to come.Carolina will play an important role in preparing the workforce for Apple as a leading global public research university and will partner with Apple through strategic research initiatives. Carolina has created an environment where innovation can thrive, and we are proud of the foundation we have developed in our region for this type of investment. This aligns perfectly with our 2-year planning for the launch of our new data science initiative,which will be formally announced in the coming weeks.

“The new Apple Campus will build our economy, create jobs and invest in our infrastructure.Some of what attracts companies like Apple to our region are our great universities and the fact that our state government leaders support higher education in NC to prepare the next generation of leaders and help drive the state’s economy. We are grateful for their support.”