Bioscience

Firm plans expansion in Phoenix

November 5, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic, Ken Alltucker] – W.L. Gore & Associates will seek Phoenix city approval for up to $30 million in bonds to help finance the medical-product maker’s ambitious expansion in north Phoenix.

The bonds would help build a $100 million project anchored by two 100,000-square-foot manufacturing buildings that would support the company’s growing medical business. The project would create 1,800 construction jobs over the next two years and 500 permanent jobs as the new site opens, according to documents the company filed with the city’s Industrial Development Authority.

The Delaware-based company’s Arizona base remains in Flagstaff, where it employs more than 1,500. But the company wants to expand in Phoenix as well, to tap the city’s workforce and proximity to a major airport.

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