Maiden, North Carolina and Catawba County NC officials announced this afternoon a $1 billion Apple data center will be constructed on 200-acres next to U.S. 321, say various reports.

Apple’s data center will initially bring about 50 jobs to that area.

State lawmakers passed legislation in June to cut Apple’s tax bill by $46 million over a decade in an effort to lure the company to North Carolina. The lawmakers said Apple’s presence would eventually support as many as 3,000 jobs in related industries.