City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: May 8, 2008
Macy’s fulfillment center opens in Goodyear
GOODYEAR, AZ – Goodyear welcomes another Ohio icon to the city.
The city of Goodyear is proud to welcome Macy’s, Inc., to its line-up of major employers. The company, which owns Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. It opens the Macy's fulfillment center in Goodyear this week, bringing more than 500 jobs for area residents, once the facility is fully operational.
The center is one of only two of its kind in the country, fulfilling orders and shipping to customers in the western United States. The other fulfillment center is located in Portland, Tennessee. The 600,000-square-foot building is equipped with 17 miles of conveyer belts featuring high-tech optical technology. The Macy's Logistics and Operations Center in Goodyear began receiving goods last month and is scheduled to begin shipping items on June 18.
The fulfillment center is located at 16575 W. Commerce Drive near the intersection of Cotton Lane and MC 85 in Goodyear's central employment corridor. The center handles direct-to-consumer and online orders for the company’s growing businesses, including macys.com, bloomingdales.com, Bloomingdale’s By Mail, macysweddingchannel.com and bloomingdalesweddingchannel.com.
“This was a great opportunity to bring a Fortune 100 employer to the city, one that will generate more than 500 new jobs with the national awareness the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s names carry,” said Harry Paxton, Goodyear’s Economic Development Director. "The collaboration and vision of an entire team of people made this project happen."
Paxton said successfully recruiting Macy’s fulfillment center was the result of the leadership of Goodyear Mayor James Cavanaugh and the Goodyear City Council and partnerships with Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Arizona Department of Commerce (ADOC) and developer Duke Realty of Phoenix.
Duke Realty brought the infrastructure needed for this project and also built two additional speculative industrial buildings in the 250-acre Goodyear Crossing Business Park. With a total of more than 700,000 square feet, these buildings were the first of several similar properties now available and under construction throughout the city. The project itself helps Goodyear gain unprecedented attention and a strong regional advantage.
"The addition of speculative space in the city has allowed us to be far more competitive in responding to regional leads when industrial prospects come into the Phoenix metro area looking for a new home," said Paxton. "Now we have buildings available for quick move-ins. We no longer have to wait the 18 months it takes to construct a facility before we can invite a business in."