Apple is the world's largest consumer electronics company and their second largest operation in the world is now located in Austin, Texas. The California-based technology giant currently employs over 5,000 people and counting in Austin. Apple aims to hire a couple thousand more, which will make the company the second largest employer in Central Texas behind only Dell Inc. Their Riata Crossing campus located at 5205 Riata Park Ct. Austin, TX 78727 off of Parmer Lane features multiple buildings running Apple's finance, human resources, customer support, information systems, corporate sales, and accounting. Apple also has a $1 billion campus expanding operations at McNeil and Parmer. The real estate around the Apple Parmer campus and in the north and northwest sections of Austin is seeing a surge in desirability among homeowners and investors alike, particularly coupled with The Domain shopping center's exploding popularity that's also in the immediate area.