TUCSON – The HomeGoods Distribution Center, located at 7000 S. Alvernon Way, in Tucson’s Ward 5 held its grand opening and ribbon cutting.
The 850,000 square feet HomeGoods Distribution Center will get the products sold by HomeGoods to their stores across the Western United States and will employ 1,000 people.
Present for the ribbon cutting were Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres, Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez and U.S. Congresswoman Martha McSally.
John Ricciuti, President of HomeGoods, Steve Holden, Executive Vice President and C.O.O, of HomeGoods, Joe Dubord, Senior Vice President for Distribution Services as well as the entire HomeGood Board of Directors were present for the ribbon cutting.
Also in attendance were Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega and Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckleberry, Juan Ciscomani, the Director of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico office and representatives from Sun Corridor who helped to bring HomeGoods to Tucson.
Bringing the HomeGoods Distribution Center to Tucson was a collaboration with the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Sun Corridor and HomeGoods. In addition, the votes by the other boards of school districts and governmental entities helped to bring the distribution center here.
“I want to thank my colleagues on the Tucson City Council, Tucson’s Economic Initiative Office, the Pima County Board of Supervisors, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Sun Corridor and the other districts whose work and votes help to bring HomeGoods to Tucson. This is a big win for Ward 5, Tucson, Pima County and Southern Arizona,” Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres said.
This dedication and ribbon cutting marked the end of more than a year and half worth of work for the City of Tucson and HomeGoods. Tucson’s City Council gave final approval in March 2015 and construction on the distribution center followed suit, which included 259 constructions jobs at a cost of $100 million. According to an independent economic analysis, the HomeGoods Distribution Center will have an economic impact of $838 million for our community.
“Compared to locations such as California, Tucson can typically offer a lower cost of doing business and the HomeGoods dedication signals to other companies that Tucson is a competitive location for future expansion opportunities and with the recent announcements of businesses opening and relocating here, Tucson is competing and winning,” Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres said. “This dedication continues the Renaissance of Ward 5 and the South side.”