CHANDLER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE : JUNE 5, 2019
Fresenius Medical Care North America Moves Business Center to Chandler, Ariz. 


Fresenius Medical Care North America, a leading provider of kidney care products and services, announced its plan to relocate a business support center to Park Place in Chandler by this fall. The opening of the new 40,000-square-foot office currently under construction at 1650 S. Price Road will host approximately 200 positions and allow for future expansion and the creation of new jobs.

"We are excited for the opportunity to expand our presence in Chandler," said Bill Valle, CEO of Fresenius Medical Care North America. "We have made a strong commitment to Arizona to support individuals living with kidney failure with the highest quality care. This business center will further our mission to improve the lives of all our patients and help us offer the best options for treatment available including access to home dialysis."

"Fresenius Medical Care joins an impressive roster of employers expanding in Price Corridor. This area offers a central location and access to a talented workforce," said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. "We wish Fresenius Medical Care many years of success at their new office and also thank the Douglas Allred Company for their continued investment in our community."

Forbes Reporter Visits Chandler to Check Out Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi Service

Forbes reporter Alan Ohnsman recently visited Chandler to learn more about Waymo's commercial ride service, Waymo One. Watch the video below for his experience inside a Waymo self-driving vehicle and interviews with Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke and Police Chief Sean Duggan. 

Testing Waymo's Self-Driving Taxi Service | Forbes
Testing Waymo's Self-Driving Taxi Service | Forbes

Offerpad's Welcome Home Party Marks Grand Opening of New Headquarters 


Real estate tech leader Offerpad threw a welcome home party on May 9th in honor of the company's move into its new headquarters in Chandler.  Located in the Airpark Area, the new office was designed with custom features that match Offerpad's brand identity and aim to provide an engaging, collaborative work environment. The layout is nearly 40,000 square feet - more than tripling the size of the company's previous space.

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said, "I am delighted that Offerpad has chosen to keep their East Valley roots by expanding in Chandler. Chandler is known as the Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest because of the many innovative companies who have chosen to plant roots in our city, and I look forward to working with Offerpad as they continue to revolutionize the real estate industry."

"This is a milestone that marks the tremendous growth Offerpad has experienced since we got started less than four years ago. Over the past two years, employee growth has increased almost 400 percent. Our new headquarters is great for us internally and it will help us continue to innovate real estate solutions for consumers around the country," said Offerpad founder and CEO, Brian Bair.

Crayola Experience Opens to Fanfare, Crowds


Arizona's newest and most colorful family destination, Crayola Experience Chandler, celebrated its grand opening on May 23rd at The Chandler Fashion Center. The Crayola brand is expected to be a dynamic and colorful draw, making Chandler and the mall an even more attractive destination for both Arizonans and visiting families.

T he roughly 20,000-square-foot family attraction features 19 hands-on creative activities.  Adjacent is The Crayola Store, a 4,000-square-foot retail space featuring the world's largest selection of Crayola products and souvenirs. The exterior wall features a football-field sized bright yellow mural adorned with Crayola characters in various states of mischief.

"Crayola Experience is an immersive, larger-than-life, creative adventure that we can't wait to share with both locals and tourists," Crayola CEO Smith Holland said. "We hope to inspire countless kids and help create colorful family memories that will last a lifetime."

"We're thrilled to be home to the fifth Crayola Experience in the nation," Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said. "Chandler has always been a family friendly community. We welcome with open arms this fun-filled destination at an existing popular shopping center that residents and visitors will enjoy for years to come."

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