Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spoke in Casa Grande at the groundbreaking ceremony of PhoenixMart, a 1.7-million-square-foot multi-functional wholesale, retail and convention center space.
For Immediate Release
November 7, 2013
Contact: Apryl Marie Fogel
Rep. Gosar: Casa Grande Can Be the Center of Business in Arizona
PhoenixMart to Create 9,000 Jobs
CASA GRANDE, ARIZ. - Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spoke in Casa Grande at the groundbreaking ceremony of PhoenixMart, a 1.7-million-square-foot multi-functional wholesale, retail and convention center space. As a one-stop solution that connects worldwide buyers to competitive sellers, PhoenixMart will showcase the products of nearly 2,000 exhibitors and create approximately 9,000 jobs.
Rep. Gosar said, "with a smile and a can-do attitude, Casa Grande can be the center of business in Arizona. PhoenixMart will create thousands of jobs locally and facilitate global innovation. I can't wait to watch its ripple effect. I would be remiss not to applaud the local officials and local efforts that went into helping make this project a reality."
Mayor Jackson said, "It's a good day for Casa Grande. Not everyday we get a landmark industry coming to town, particularly one that will have such a positive impact not just in Arizona but nationally."
Notable participants included former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01) and the Mayor of Casa Grande, Bob Jackson.
(Rep. Gosar speaks at the PhoenixMart groundbreaking ceremony, November 7, 2013)
(Rep. Gosar breaking ground at PhoenixMart with former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Casa Grande Mayor Bob Jackson and others, November 7, 2013)
(Hundreds attend the groundbreaking ceremony, November 7, 2013)
This major jobs project is a high priority for Rep. Gosar. He was instrumental in working with local stakeholders to facilitate its launch. He also liaised between the project management and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide clarity to each side and to speed up the processing. In an increasingly intertwined global economy, Rep. Gosar believes bringing foreign investment to the United States is essential both in creating and sustaining a strong American workforce, in addition to keeping the nation competitive in the world markets.