Special report: Already an industrial powerhouse, Goodyear longs for office development

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal.

A heavy slant towards industrial employment may have insulated the city of Goodyear from some of the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but West Valley advocates still hope to attract more office buildings that will allow residents to work closer to home.

Goodyear isn’t equipped to accommodate companies looking for office space right now because there is a dearth of high-quality office development in the city, Lori Gary, economic development director for the city, said.

“Looking to the future, I believe that we are going to see a lot more office come in,” said Gary, one of four panelists in a virtual real estate event hosted Oct. 27 by the Phoenix Business Journal. “We have a lot of professional workers already in Goodyear, as well as in the West Valley. We’d love for them to be able to work closer to home if they choose to do that.”

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