Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has said that it plans to manufacture some of its Mac computers entirely in the US.
Cook recently told Bloomberg that Apple plans to start manufacturing some of its products in the US next year.
Apple will investing $100m to bring manufacturing back to the US, Cook said.
Cook failed to give any details about where or how many jobs he expects Apple to create. However, Cook did say that he plans to use Apple resources to work with other US manufacturing firms.
The move is being heralded by the likes of non-profit labour group Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM).
According to the group's executive director Scott Paul, the move is encouraging because Apple is attempting to use local suppliers in its efforts to bring manufacturing jobs to the US.
"We're very pleased to see that Apple is among the growing list of major manufacturers that see the US as an attractive location for manufacturing," said Paul.
"We're also pleased that Apple will be doing more than simply 'turning the final screws' on its products in the US, committing to use some local suppliers."
While Paul was happy with news. he also hopes Apple uses the opportunity to build upon American manufacturing for years to come. He specifically worries that the $100m investment will be a one-off gesture.
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