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Nike pays nearly $70 million to buy Goodyear industrial facility

Posted by   /  August 19, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

BREW In a deal BREW reported to be in the works in July, an affiliate of Nike Inc. of Beaverton, Ore. (NYSE:NKE) has paid $69,832,600 ($77.45 per foot) to purchase an industrial facility in Goodyear that is expected to have 500 employees in a new manufacturing operation. The 901,700-square-foot industrial facility, located just south of […]

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Ducey denies he ordered Nike incentives withdrawn

Posted by   /  July 31, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Exposition of Nike sport shoes in Italy. Nike is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel. The company was founded on January 25, 1964. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey denied Tuesday that he unilaterally ordered the Commerce Authority to rescind a $1 […]

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Ducey extends welcome to Nike after company says it’s still building Goodyear plant

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Joshua Bowling and Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic  Nike on Thursday reaffirmed its commitment to build its third U.S. manufacturing plant on the west side of metro Phoenix, bringing more than 500 jobs to Goodyear. Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday tweeted the “good news” that Nike is coming to metro Phoenix, saying that “Arizona […]

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Goldwater Institute’s Opinion: Kick government subsidies to the curb (with your non-Nike shoes)

Posted by   /  July 7, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

 Michael Donaghu, Nike’s VP of Innovation By Jon Riches | Special to the Arizona Daily Star   (The following column is the opinion and analysis of the writer.) Earlier this week, Nike decided to cancel production of a Betsy Ross flag special edition sneaker because of objections from former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick contended that […]

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Political Notebook: Sen. Martha McSally, Mark Kelly spar over Ducey’s Nike decision

Posted by   /  July 5, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star   Sen. Martha McSally was quick to side with Gov. Doug Ducey this week when he pulled state tax incentives for a planned Nike factory in Goodyear. Ducey balked at the tax breaks after Nike scrapped plans to release a shoe with a Revolutionary War-era flag with 13 stars. […]

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After Gov. Ducey’s Twitter rant, what’s next for the planned Nike plant in Goodyear?

Posted by   /  July 3, 2019  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic A proposed Nike plant in Goodyear, which stirred criticism from Gov. Doug Ducey Tuesday, may not even be fully operational until the two-term governor leaves office in 2023. Ducey, in a string of 2 a.m. tweets, ripped the company’s decision to pull a shoe featuring an early design of […]

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Goodyear sticking with Nike deal

Posted by   /  July 3, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Goodyear is sticking with its development and jobs incentives deal with Nike to bring a $184.2 million, 505-worker manufacturing plant to the West Valley after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he was yanking any potential state support for the project. Ducey is upset with Nike pulling American […]

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Your questions about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Nike and the Goodyear plant deal, answered

Posted by   /  July 3, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Molly Bohannon and Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic Twitter users responded with mixed emotions — and a lot of questions — after Gov. Doug Ducey vowed on Twitter to withdraw state financial incentives recently promised to Nike. Nike had struck a deal with Goodyear to bring a manufacturing plant with some 500 full-time jobs to the metro Phoenix […]

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[OPINION] Hey, Nike, you red, white and blew it by dissing Betsy Ross

Posted by   /  July 2, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Opinion: Nike is in retreat because Colin Kaepernick was offended by its Betsy Ross shoes. Now Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is delivering a well-aimed pushback. By Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic After watching one of America’s corporate giants bail on Betsy Ross, Gov. Doug Ducey decided to Just Do It. In a series of overnight […]

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