Apple CEO Tim Cook joined Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve at a groundbreaking for a new $4 million shipping and receiving warehouse in downtown Reno.
Wednesday's ceremony came as the company announced plans to hire 20,000 workers and invest $350 billion in the U.S. economy over the next five years.
Cook said at the groundbreaking a few blocks east of the downtown casino district that "Apple is a success that could only have happened in America."
He says the company has always felt a big sense of responsibility to give back to the country and the people who have made its success possible. He says they are pleased to be part of "transforming downtown Reno to the vibrant city it should be."