ARIZONA NEWS

Chandler City Council approves development agreement with Allstate

Dec 13, 2018, 8:30 PM | Updated: Dec 16, 2018, 2:28 pm
(YouTube Screenshot)...
(YouTube Screenshot)
(YouTube Screenshot)

PHOENIX — Chandler City Council voted 6-1 Thursday night to approve a development agreement between the city and Allstate Insurance Company.

If Allstate chooses to develop a new operations center in Chandler, the city would reimburse the company about $5.4 million for hiring, training, plan review, permitting and other expenses.

Councilman Sam Huang, the only dissenting vote, said he had only heard about the project last week and felt that the taxpayer money could be better used elsewhere.

The other council members celebrated the opportunity to work with the Fortune 500 company.

The corporate campus, which would be located near Loops 101 and 202, could create as many as 2,500 jobs over five years.

The insurance company has leased 217,000 square feet at two sites in the East Valley city.

Chandler was in the running for the center along with two other unnamed Valley cities and Boise, Idaho, according to a city memo.

The memo also said the city would pay Allstate $600 for each new position paying $65,000 or more a year, as long as the new hire is among the first group of 2,500.

Discussions between the city and the company began in early 2017, according to the public document.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Tania Estudillo Hernandez. (El Mirage Police Department Photo)...
KTAR.com

Woman in El Mirage arrested for managing human smuggling operations

PHOENIX — A woman was arrested Friday evening for her role in a human smuggling operation based in El Mirage, authorities said. Tania Estudillo Hernandez, 24, was booked into Fourth Avenue Jail on charges including kidnapping, money laundering, conspiracy and illegally conducting a criminal enterprise, the El Mirage Police Department said in a press release. […]
13 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix police shoot, kill man throwing rocks at patrol car

Phoenix police are investigating an officer-involved shooting after a man throwing rocks at a patrol car died Saturday evening.
13 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Tucson man accused of lying about weapon used in mass shooting

A Tucson man was charged last week for making a false statement to agents during an investigation into a mass shooting, authorities said.
13 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Glendale Community College teams with police on law enforcement training academy

Glendale Community College and West Valley police departments said they've partnered to launch a fulltime law enforcement training academy.
13 hours ago
Arizona Secretary of State Latie Hobbs, left, the Democratic nominee for governor, and Kris Mayes, ...
Associated Press

GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women’s rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections. Republican candidates were silent a day after […]
2 days ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Gilbert Oktoberfest set for Oct. 15 at Gilbert Regional Park

An oompah band will welcome visitors to Gilbert Regional Park for this year's Gilbert Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 15.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Sanderson Ford

Don’t let rising fuel prices stop you from traveling Arizona this summer

There's no better time to get out on the open road and see what the beautiful state of Arizona has to offer. But if the cost of gas is putting a cloud over your summer vacation plans, let Sanderson Ford help with their wide-range selection of electric vehicles.
...
Dr. Richard Carmona

Great news: Children under 5 can now get COVID-19 vaccine

After more than two years of battle with an invisible killer, we can now vaccinate the youngest among us against COVID-19. This is great news.
(Courtesy Condor)...
Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.
Chandler City Council approves development agreement with Allstate