Businesses, Homebuilders Noticing What Coolidge Has To Offer
by Mayor Jon Thompson, City of Coolidge
This issue I’d like to focus on the exciting business activity within Coolidge. Developers are also taking note of the City’s vast land and plotted lots ready for new homes. This is helping to put Coolidge on a path toward tremendous growth in Pinal County.
We’ve experienced business expansion throughout the City. Bright International has increased its workforce. Stinger Bridge and Iron has expanded as well. They’ve become one of America’s premier iron works companies. One of their biggest projects is the Gerald Desmond Bridge under construction in Long Beach, California. Stinger is playing a large part on this impressive $1.2 billion project. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of this year.
Perhaps the most anticipated business to call Coolidge home is Nikola Motors. The company will put a $1 billion investment into its upcoming factory and provide upward of 2,000 jobs. Nikola will produce clean, hydrogen-battery powered semi trucks to move goods all around the country.
Homebuilders are taking note of this news. Since the beginning of the year, Brown Homes and Wade-Jurney began construction on many homes in the west side of Coolidge. During the recession, some subdivisions were left sparse as the demand decreased. Today, those subdivisions are being revitalized with new homes being moved into every day and the community is taking shape.
Affordability is also something our residents and prospective buyers consider when looking to lay down roots. Coolidge offers a wide variety of homes from starter to acre lots and more. This becomes increasing attractive as the workforce in Coolidge grows and homebuyer needs change with the expanding economy.
Coolidge is on the path to tremendous employment growth. I’m excited to see various new companies take interest in our City and the potential for Coolidge to become one of the biggest employment centers in Arizona. Nikola will provide many jobs for our residents and the surrounding area as its plans take shape.
I’m excited for these new opportunities and what future plans hold for our wonderful city.