SolarCity, a solar power provider, will open a regional corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company is hiring at a temporary location initially as it scouts for a location for a large corporate campus.
According to the firm, SolarCity expects to create thousands of new jobs over the next ten years, primarily in professional services functions such as accounting, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and sales support.
"SolarCity is leading a solar revolution and we are empowering communities with clean energy and sustainable job creation. We hope to attract many professionals in Utah and work alongside Utah policymakers to strengthen the state's environmental policies and clean air initiatives," said Brendon Merkley, Executive Vice President, Customer Operations of SolarCity, who was raised in Utah and is an alumnus of Brigham Young University.
"SolarCity's choice of Utah for its regional headquarters is a reflection of the vibrant growth of alternative energy companies in the state," said Val Hale, Executive Director of Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development. "The creation of thousands of jobs over the coming decade is likely only a beginning."
Mayor Ralph Becker said, "We are excited to have SolarCity choose us for a regional headquarters. Their work will help us achieve our aggressive goals to have clean, affordable renewable energy in the region."