Online pet products retailer Chewy, Inc. has committed to bringing 700 new full-time jobs to Goodyear as part of its latest expansion into the southwestern United States.

The 49-acre site that the company selected for its 802,671 square foot e-commerce facility is located south of Van Buren Street on 143rd Avenue in the Airport Gateway Development, a 230-acre master planned business park. Construction of the facility began in November in anticipation of taking occupancy in the second quarter of 2018.

Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord welcomed the city’s latest investor saying “We are thrilled to announce that Chewy, Inc. has chosen Goodyear as the location for their internet fulfillment center. E-commerce will continue to be a significant driver of our nation’s economy and Goodyear is proud to be home to an innovative company like Chewy, Inc.”

“We’re excited to further expand Chewy fulfillment operations to Arizona, our first in the state and seventh in the country. We greatly appreciate the partnership with the city of Goodyear and look forward to investing in the local community with the creation of 700 new jobs,” said Ryan Cohen, Co-founder and CEO of Chewy, Inc. “In addition to job creation, our new fulfillment center will enhance our capacity and extend our delivery network in the southwest region, allowing us to better service Chewy customers with even faster delivery times.”

“Arizona offers the depth of talent a growing company like Chewy Inc. requires, and our geographic position provides the ideal location for the company to easily serve its customers in key markets around the world,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. “We thank Chewy Inc. for its commitment to and investment in Arizona.”

“In addition to Greater Phoenix being an ideal strategic location geographically to reach a large consumer base, the access to talent continues to be a draw for companies looking to expand their operations,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “I applaud Mayor Lord and her team for working to create a business-friendly community that is drawing innovative high-growth companies to the region, and join them in congratulating Chewy on this expansion to Greater Phoenix.”

The Goodyear City Council approved a job creation agreement on Monday, Dec. 11 that waives development fees and provides incentives to a maximum of $910,000 after specific conditions are met by Chewy, Inc. in anticipation of a direct revenue infusion to the city of an estimated at $4.1 million over five years.