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Old Posted Yesterday, 8:42 PM
RonnieFoos RonnieFoos is offline
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Originally Posted by Obadno View Post
It doesn't really matter where you are in phoenix the airport is in a super central location.

Most cities don't have the airport right in the middle of everything.
True. But I think in this case where Phoenix was already at the bottom of the list, they needed to maximize everything to their benefit as much as possible. This includes making it a 10 minute drive to the airport versus a 20 to 25 minutes Phoenix needed to say "Hey! We can get you to the airport in less than 10 minutes."

Again, this was just my opinion...one of many why we won't get HQ2. We all knew that Phoenix really didn't have a chance from the get go.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 11:57 PM
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Another user in one of the other forums mentioned that the hearing on the Barrister was yesterday and received unanimous approval alongside an updated proposal. Also mentioned that the area for the new tower at the Arizona Center appeared to be roped off. This article https://downtowndevil.com/2017/10/19...rrister-alley/ says the proposed building will be 32 stories tall.

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Old Posted Today, 4:55 AM
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Mining company to move international headquarters to Phoenix, bringing 100 jobs

100 high wage jobs coming to midtown highrise - 2600 N. Central. Sounds good to me. Office vacancy rates should keep going down - c'mon new office tower

100 more multi-national corporate executives in Phoenix also certainly won't hurt our chances of getting more international flights to Sky Harbor.

Phoenix Business Journal:

CMOC is locating 100 corporate employees at a 25,000-square-foot office on Central Avenue in midtown Phoenix.


CMOC will bring top executives, general counsel, finance and international marketing operations to its Phoenix base.


Phoenix officials welcome the headquarters site selection and the type of jobs coming to the midtown area.


“CMOC International’s decision to locate their corporate headquarters to Midtown is another example of advanced industries viewing the central core of Phoenix as a strong hub for businesses and workforce development,” said Phoenix Vice Mayor Laura Pastor. “This is a great example of how the city’s investment in expanding access to mass transit opportunities, particularly light rail, has contributed to a major company’s choice to locate to the area, and I’m sure this investment will continue to attract other advanced businesses to Phoenix.”

Phoenix is looking to pitch the Park Central Mall development in midtown to Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) for its much coveted $5 billion second headquarters. CMOC International is locating at 2600 N. Central Ave.
AZ Central:

About 100 international mining executives will relocate to downtown Phoenix as CMOC International opens a 25,000-square-foot headquarters, the company announced.

The company is moving to 2600 N. Central Ave.

“Any company considering a footprint in the Western Hemisphere needs to seriously consider Phoenix," CEO Kalidas Madhavpeddi said in a news release.

The company canceled a planned opening ceremony and donated the $20,000 it would have spent to the Salvation Army's hurricane-relief efforts in the U.S., a move praised by Phoenix civic leaders. Company executives donated an additional $5,000 to the effort personally.

“Phoenix is a good place for a mining company; it’s big part of Arizona’s history and it is a great location for a global company to locate," Madhavpeddi said. "It’s easy to travel to and from our mining properties with a Phoenix base. This lets us tap a workforce that has experience with international business. We’re close to key vendors, like Caterpillar.”

The company plans additional hires after starting with about 100 on site.

CMOC International is a wholly owned subsidiary of CMOC.

CMOC, which stands for China Molybdenum Co. Ltd., was established in China in 2006 and is listed on the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges.

The company runs mines in Africa, Brazil and Australia and recently acquired an indirect stake of the Tenke-Fungurume Mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo from Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Its mines produce copper, cobalt, niobium, and phosphates.
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