SOUTH MIDDLETON TWP. — The CEO of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation says Apple could be bringing its business to the Midstate.
Apple has been looking for an East Coast repair facility, and CAEDC CEO Jonathan Bowser said the tech giant has its eye on a building in South Middleton Township.
"At this point I think it does seem to be real. We are still waiting to get a little bit a little more information," Bowser told abc27 News.
A blog post at 9to5mac.com said Apple plans to open an AppleCare repair and distribution center at the 700 Allen Road site in South Middleton Township, which features a 200,000-square foot warehouse.
“I think this possible announcement again demonstrates the strength that Cumberland Valley is not only known for its great location but also for having a strong workforce,” Bowser said. “As discussed at our Highway to Growth event, the I-81 corridor from Cumberland Valley to Hagerstown, Md., is extremely attractive for industrial sites, and we will continue to see strong interest from national and international developers and retailers as our market continues to mature and thrive. Workforce development will continue to be a high priority to support this rapid growth.”
Bowser said he didn’t have any hard numbers on jobs. If the deal happens, it will be the second AppleCare center of its size in the country, while smaller facilities exist in the South. The main AppleCare center is in California.