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The 303 Corridor, A Hot Bed for Industrial Growth

The 303 corridor has become a hotbed for industrial growth, such as a White Claw factory, a Red Bull canning facility, and numerous distribution centers for big names such as Dick's Sporting Goods, REI and Sub-Zero. Surprise's stretch of the freeway includes an auto mall.

Read More »Posted on: Sep 21st, 2021   |  Posted In: Press Releases  

RRB Beverage Operating Company Joins FTZ #277 in the West Valley

The Greater Maricopa FTZ Inc. announced today that RRB Beverage Operating Inc. a Delaware company has finalized its decision to locate its new Glendale Facility within FTZ #277 in the United States. RRB Beverage will bring over 700,000 square feet of factory, distribution and office space for their new multi-million dollar can filling operation to Glendale, Arizona, close to the city of Phoenix.

Read More »Posted on: May 02nd, 2019   |  Posted In: Press Releases  

REI Goodyear Distribution Center Wins NAIOP Award for Top Industrial Development

Merit Partners Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings have been named recipients of the Industrial Project of the Year award by NAIOP for REI Goodyear DC, a distribution center for Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), located at PV|303, a master planned business park in Goodyear, Arizona.

Read More »Posted on: May 16th, 2017   |  Posted In: Press Releases   |   Source: NAIOP 

GMFTZ Expands Employment Opportunities and Drives Economic Development in the West Valley

Peoria, AZ – May 24, 2016 – Elliott D. Pollack & Company recently published a study that highlighted the jobs created and investment established as a result of the Greater Maricopa FTZ, Inc. (GMFTZ) Foreign Trade Zone project.

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Peoria's First Foreign Trade Zone Approved

The City of Peoria, Ariz. has an aggressive Economic Development Program calling for the attraction of advanced manufacturing industries to create high quality jobs. As part of attracting advanced manufacturers, such as Maxwell Technologies from San Diego, Calif., certain incentives are essential, including a Foreign Trade Zone designation. The City Council approved a resolution, tax policy, Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement and a non-objection letter for Maxwell Technologies, taking the first step toward granting FTZ status to the City’s leading technology company.

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SubZero buys land to expand in Goodyear

Refrigerator and cooking appliance-manufacturer Sub-Zero Inc. has purchased land in Goodyear to expand its already large facility in the city. The Wisconsin-based company paid $2 million for an 11.5-acre parcel next to its 438,501-square-foot manufacturing and distribution operation in the PV303 business park at Interstate 10 and the Loop 303.

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Surprise wins “Best of the West” Economic Engine Award

More than 1,000 new jobs and the addition of one-million square feet of industrial space helped the City of Surprise Southwest Railplex development land the 2013 “Best of the West” Economic Engine Award Thursday. “The Southwest Railplex means good jobs for Surprise and also how well the West Valley works together,” said Mayor Wolcott. “Surprise partnered with Westmarc and other West Valley cities to achieve a foreign trade zone designation for this area, a huge first step in attracting top manufacturers.”

Read More »Posted on: Nov 07th, 2013   |  Posted In: Press Releases   |   Source: 

Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors

February 14, 2013 – Peoria, AZ – The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone (GMFTZ) has appointed two new members and elected new officers to its Board of Directors. GMFTZ, the grantee for the West Valley’s foreign trade zone #277, held their Annual Meeting Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at WESTMARC in Peoria. New Board members include: Diane McCarthy, Director of Business Partnerships and Legislative Affairs for West-MEC, previously served as president of the ASU Alumni Association, and as vice president for University and Community Partnerships in the ASU Foundation. McCarthy was WESTMARC’s founding president and also served in the state legislature and on the Corporation Commission.

Read More »Posted on: Feb 14th, 2013   |  Posted In: Press Releases  

West Valley Economic Development Opportunities Accelerate Due to New Foreign Trade Zone Project

Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone, Inc.’s new structure will enhance the region’s ability to attract new businesses and employment opportunities for communities in western Maricopa County.

Read More »Posted on: Jan 11th, 2012   |  Posted In: Press Releases  

West Valley Cities Are Looking Toward Foreign Trade Zone To Boost Their Local Economies

After three years of hard work and dedication, WESTMARC and West Valley city leaders finally saw their labor come to fruition with the formal granting of the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone (GMFTZ) in December.

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