Buckeye Welcomes Nikola Motor Company
Nikola Motor Company announced in February, 2018 they are bringing their hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing facility headquarters to Buckeye. The new 500-acre, one million square foot, zero emission facility will be located at Sun Valley Parkway and the future Wintersburg Parkway, which is near the Cactus Road alignment.
Buckeye was selected for numerous factors including the state’s pro-business environment, access to engineering schools, an educated workforce and a geographic location that provides direct access to several major markets.
The company will bring more than $1 billion in capital investment to the region and approximately 2,000 jobs to the city by 2024. Construction of the facility is expected to be underway by the end of 2018.
“As the seventh fastest growing city in the country, this a great day for the residents of Buckeye,” said Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck. “Nikola Motor Company is a huge asset to help the city achieve our goal of providing a place for Buckeye residents to live, work and play.”
The new facility is at the entrance to Douglas Ranch/Trillium, a new master planned community being developed by El Dorado Holdings and JDM Partners. This new community is projected to be home to more than 300,000 residents when completed.
The selection process took 12 months, and nine states and 30 site locations were carefully reviewed before today’s announcement.
Learn more about today’s announcement and what it means to the city of Buckeye with this fact sheet.
Read more quotes in this release from the Arizona Commerce Authority.