Clear Energy Systems, a producer of mobile and distributed power generation systems, began construction on its 158,000-square-foot manufacturing plant at Elliot Business Park in Tempe, Arizona, with plans to create 225 jobs.
Clear Energy Systems is investing $10 million in the local economy by expanding operations from its new location at 7825 S. Hardy Drive and West Elliott Road.
Clear Energy Systems said it chose the Elliot Business Park location for its enhanced building features, which include structures to support heavy duty manufacturing equipment and layout compatibility with the company's production targets. "I am pleased that our planned expansion in Tempe is moving forward, and we are one step closer to moving into our new home," said Tony Carmen, President and CEO of Clear Energy Systems. "We looked at many locations for our new site, and it was the collaborative work and support from Governor Jan Brewer, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and the City of Tempe that ultimately sealed the deal for us to bring the Genesis 1000 to Elliot Business Park." Genesis 1000 is the firm's one megawatt generator to be manufactured on the site that can operate using natural gas or low-emission fuels.
"Tempe has long considered itself to be a great place to do business, and Clear Energy's decision to expand here reinforces that belief," said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.
Don Cardon, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority said; "The ACA worked closely with our economic development partners and the City of Tempe to ensure Clear Energy Systems knew all of the incredible benefits of doing business in Arizona. Clear Energy is a global leader in advanced technology, and the product being made in Tempe will likely be exported and provide incredible benefits to millions of people around the world."
While details of an incentive package are not immediately available, the firm said tax breaks and job training grants offered as part of The Arizona Competitiveness Package was instrumental in persuading it to expand.
"Clear Energy Systems' decision to stay in Greater Phoenix is testament to the unique collaborative effort Greater Phoenix has in support of regional economic development," said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "Clear Energy Systems is exactly the type of innovative company we like to see putting down roots in the region, and the City of Tempe is certainly the right place for them to do so."