I’m Brian Gordon, tech reporter for The News & Observer, and this is Open Source, a weekly newsletter on business, labor and technology in North Carolina. When is Apple building its $552 million campus in Research Triangle Park? For now, the world’s most valuable tech company leases offices on MetLife’s technology campus in Cary, but some time in the future, it has committed to employ at least 3,000 people at a 1-million-square-foot campus on the Wake County side of the park.
Apple is known to be secretive, and the company didn’t respond to questions about its RTP campus progress. But this week, a Wake County official familiar with the project told me they’ve been surprised how unhurried Apple and its representatives have been. “It’s really slow rolling on the applicant side,” they said. “I thought it would be much further along.” Raleigh News & Observer