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This article was published on June 9, 2011

    Cupertino welcomes Apple’s spaceship campus: “The mothership has landed here in Cupertino.”

    Cupertino welcomes Apple’s spaceship campus: “The mothership has landed here in Cupertino.”
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    Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

    “The mothership has landed here in Cupertino.”

    Those were Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong’s words in a press conference, of course responding to Job’s proposed new “mothership” Apple campus yesterday.

    “There is no chance that we’re saying no,” Wong said. “Every time that we have a large company that has a large sales tax produced we are very accommodating to that company.”

    The 155-acre land was acquired by Apple from HP. Jobs explains that Apple wants to create a new campus there that fits 12,000 people in one building.

    The mayor said that the review process for the project is the same as every project in Cupertino, taking into consideration the environmental impact, building quality and traffic, among others. The project will come to the city council for approval in fall 2012.

    Project updates can be followed here: http://www.cupertino.org/apple