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Nikola Motor Company Update

Post Date:08/28/2018 12:00 pm

Earlier this week, Nikola Motor Company announced they are relocating their planned truck manufacturing headquarters to Coolidge, AZ instead of Buckeye. Newsletter Logo

There were numerous factors that led to this decision by the company, primarily relating to changing needs and time-frames. While the city of Buckeye is disappointed with their decision, we understand and support Nikola as they grow and expand their business in Arizona. 

“The Nikola Motor Company would like to thank the city of Buckeye for all their efforts," said Britton Worthen, Nikola Motor Company's Chief Legal Officer. "Their incredible enthusiasm and initial offer played a decisive role in attracting us to Arizona.  Due to our expedited timeline, unfortunately that site was no longer viable for us.”

“Nikola is an excellent company to work with and we wish them much success in Coolidge,” said Dave Roderique, Buckeye’s Economic Development Director. "Thankfully, the company is remaining in Arizona, and will still have positive impacts on the regional economy.”

Buckeye’s key economic goals will remain the same – attract major manufacturing facilities and create a major logistics, transportation and distribution hub for the West Valley. 

The U.S. Census Bureau recently listed Buckeye as the fifth fastest growing city in the country. New single family residential permits are increasing at a steady and healthy rate. 

We will continue to be aggressive in seeking and locating businesses and employers that add economic value to the city and increase our residents' quality of life.