Greater Phoenix Information

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GPEC (Greater Phoenix Economic Council) has supported the expansion and relocation of more than 200 California companies to Greater Phoenix.

“Arizona offers many competitive advantages over California, and the state remains a top target market for the ACA’s business attraction efforts,” according to an Arizona Commerce Authority representative. “Arizona also offers an unmatched quality of life. The state boasts 300+ sunny days a year – the most in the country – four seasons, 22 national parks, 7 pro sports teams, and over 400 golf courses.” When recruiting businesses to Arizona, growing Arizona’s existing businesses and creating new businesses in Arizona, the ACA maintains a focus on key sector opportunities.

Companies Investing in Greater Phoenix

• Airobotics, a leading Israeli automated drone startup, launched its North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they will run all North America, South America and Central America operations. Airobotics plans to grow the Scottsdale team to 80 employees by the end of 2019.

• Amazon will open its third facility in Goodyear this year, continuing its expansion on metro Phoenix's west side, but don't expect another massive fulfillment center.
The facility will be a "Delivery Station," which acts as a stopgap between fulfillment centers and the customer's doorstep. The e-commerce giant's other two Goodyear facilities are a fulfillment center, which fills orders, and an operations center, which focuses on logistics.

• Andersen Corporation, a window and door manufacturer, plans to build a new manufacturing and distribution campus in Goodyear. Andersen plans to invest more than $105 million and create more than 415 jobs during the first phase of this expansion.

• Bull Moose Pipe Company announced plans to grow its Casa Grande manufacturing operation with a $5.3 million capital investment and plans to create 16 new jobs.

• Cambridge Senior Living will construct a new facility, creating 88 new jobs with a capital investment of $20 million.

• Cives Steel, one of the largest structural steel and plate fabricators in North America, is expanding its presence in El Mirage and creating 50 new jobs with a capital investment of $19 million.

• Creighton University is constructing a new, nearly $100 million health sciences campus at Park Central in midtown Phoenix, which will eventually house nearly 800 Creighton health sciences students in Arizona.

• Deloitte announced an expansion of its Arizona footprint with a new U.S. delivery center for technology solutions in Gilbert. The initial $34 million investment will result in the occupancy of 102,000-square-feet of space at The Commons at Rivulon. The project is expected to generate 2,500 jobs over multiple phases.

• EdgeCore Internet Real Estate invested more than $150 million in its Mesa Data Center Campus, which broke ground in March and will help EdgeCore offer cloud-connected data center solutions to the world’s most demanding customers. EdgeCore’s Mesa Data Center Campus is part of the City’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor.

• Gorbel, a leading manufacturer of overhead material handling cranes and fall protection products, expanded into Greater Phoenix with the addition of a manufacturing facility in Goodyear, which will add more than 20 projected jobs during the first phase in addition to a sizable capital investment.

• King Koil opened a new 90,000-square-foot factory in Avondale. The company plans initially to employ 50 people at the site, which will service retail partners in Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

• Microsoft, the tech giant will construct three new “world-class” data center campuses in Arizona. The campuses are planned for sites in El Mirage and Goodyear and will be fully powered by renewable energy sources. Microsoft will partner with First Solar, an Arizona-based global leader in solar energy, on their Sun Streams 2 photovoltaic (PV) solar plant. The 150-megawatt plant utilizes some of the most sophisticated and eco-efficient solar technology available today and will provide enough power to cover the energy load for each new data center campus once the solar project is operational.

• Nationwide Insurance announced it will establish a regional headquarters in Scottsdale, creating more than 500 new jobs and investing $139 million.

• Nikola Motor Company’s hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility will bring more than $1 billion in capital investment and 2,500 jobs to the region by 2024.

• Oscar, one of the country’s fastest growing health insurance startups offering consumer-focused, technology-driven healthcare, announced that it will expand its presence in Tempe, leasing an additional 46,000 square feet of space at The Circuit. This new contract will enable Oscar’s creation of 400 new jobs in Tempe by 2020.

• Prenexus Health announced Gilbert as the location for its prebiotic ingredient manufacturing and corporate headquarters. The facility will occupy 39,000-square-feet at AZ|60 in Gilbert’s Northwest Corridor and will create 45-50 new jobs created over the next two years.

• Red Bull anounces expansion of a 700,000+ square-foot distribution center. Construction of the distribution center, located at Reems Road between Olive and Peoria Avenues, is scheduled to begin in early 2020 and the facility is expected to be operational in 2021.

• SeaCa Packaging announced its expansion to Greater Phoenix with the groundbreaking of a manufacturing plant in Surprise, creating 65 phase one jobs and bringing a $17 million capital investment.

• Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. picked Phoenix as the site for its Western Region Innovation & Testing Center of Excellence, which will create an estimated 20 new high-tech jobs.

• Sendoso announced that it is expanding its company’s presence with a new office in Scottsdale. Sendoso creates the technology that leading companies use to personalize moments at scale using direct mail.

• Voya Financial, Inc. announced it will open a new office in the metro Phoenix area, creating more than 1,000 jobs and making a capital investment of $60 million.

(Data - resources azbigmedia, AZCentral)

Arizona Residents will find plenty to do in the Greater Phoenix area. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike trails in the Mountains Preserve, kayak or paddle board on Tempe Town Lake or surrounding lakes. Sports fans have selection of Phoenix's professional sports teams, including the MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks, the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, the NBA's Suns, WNBA's Mercury and the NHL's Coyotes, is another favorite pastime for sport fans. Golfers can join more than half a million golf enthusiasts descend on the area to watch the Waste Management Phoenix Open in the beginning of the year. Downtown Phoenix offers a collection of concert venues and nightclubs, as do the nearby cities of Scottsdale and Tempe.

JMC International Real Estate agents can find you your next home or business location here in the Greater Phoenix.

Life at Greater Phoenix

Arizona is one of the go-to spots for retirees, however, more than a quarter of the population is under 20 years old. Greater Phoenix is also home to Arizona State University, which draws a lot of younger people to the area. Arizona is one of the few states that does not recognize daylight savings time and instead goes by Mountain Standard Time all year round. Greater Phoenix features a desirable combination of a thriving job market, a relatively low cost of living and plenty of ways to enjoy the nice weather.

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