Screen capture from the city of Goodyear’s video on the Civic Square at Estrella Falls project shows what the Globe Corp. building is expected to look like when it’s completed in mid-2022. [INDPENDENT NEWSMEDIA SCREENSHOT]
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By Kelly O’Sullivan | Goodyear Independent
An economic development expert who works with Valley cities to locate large corporations in their communities said Goodyear is positioned to easily handle the industrial construction boom it’s experiencing as well large-scale office building construction he predicts will reignite in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When the economy is healthy, you will see office peak in the 45% to 50% range of the total (construction) pipeline,” Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Chris Camacho told the Goodyear City Council in an update on local and regional economic development during the council’s Monday, Sept. 21, work study session. “You’ve seen in just the last year and a half a very strong leaning toward industrial … certainly in Goodyear, Glendale, Avondale and Buckeye.”