The Reno City Council voted to approve tax breaks that will allow Apple to bring two facilities and a lot of money to northern Nevada.
Today's city council vote follows approval by Washoe County Tuesday.
The approval means Apple will avoid paying almost $90-million in city and county taxes in exchange for bringing a $1 billion to the region over the next ten years.
"I think in the next couple years it's creating a lot of construction jobs, it's creating a lot of opportunities for our university kids and everything else so I see it as a win-win for Nevada," says Reno Mayor Bob Cashell.
Today a representative from Apple laid out its plan for the data center - east of Sparks - and a purchasing center in downtown Reno and the council unanimously approved it.
Along with the money and jobs the facility will bring, the city council says it will hopefully attract more companies to northern Nevada in the future.
I think it's going to give much to the economy of Reno but also the prestige of having this here. There's only three of these data centers in the world that Apple has and one of them is going to be here in Reno," says Ward 5 Councilman Dave Aiazzi.
A lawyer for the developer building the facilities the 2,200 acre should be completed by the end of the year - and the downtown purchasing center is still in the planning stages.