Apple has announced it will build a new “command center” in Mesa at the site of a previously planned sapphire glass plant that would have created more jobs. Former Mesa city councilman Scott Somers and economist Elliott D. Pollack of Elliott D. Pollack and Company will discuss the plant.
The city of Mesa is looking to set up a high-tech corridor on land near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and a factory owned by Apple Inc. Mesa City Councilman Scott Somers and Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, will discuss the proposal for a new high-tech corridor in Mesa.
Apple has chosen Mesa as the site of its newest manufacturing plant. The facility will create 700 quality jobs in its first year of operation and 1,300 construction jobs. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business professor Arnie Maltz will discuss the impact of the new plant.
The Internal Revenue Service is facing scrutiny for allegedly targeting conservative groups for audits. Also, Apple Inc. is being criticized for moving profits off shore in an alleged effort to avoid U.S. taxes. Adam Chodorow, Arizona State University Tax Professor and Associate Dean for Innovative Ventures, will talk about both issues.
Perry Waxman is just 18 and still in high school in Phoenix, but is already a member of Apple's Developer Network. He’s created two successful apps after teaching himself how to code. Waxman will talk about his apps and his future.