Apple Inc. confirms it has bought 160 acres in central Oregon and plans a data center there.
Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed the deal Tuesday to KTVZ-TV but declined to discuss any details.
The station reports that the Prineville, Ore., parcel purchased from Crook County for $5.6 million is close to a huge data center built by Facebook.
A property deed filed last week with the county clerk's office identified Apple as the buyer in a project previously code-named "Maverick."
County Judge Mike McCabe chairs the Crook County Commission. He tells The Oregonian, "We're looking at a couple hundred jobs for quite some time in the construction phase and maybe half that many after that."