The Arizona Commerce Authority announced today that Procter & Gamble (P&G), a global consumer goods leader with a diverse portfolio of trusted, quality brands, plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona. The facility will support P&G’s fabric care portfolio, which includes products such as Tide PODS®, Downy Unstopables® and Bounce® Dryer Sheets. The new facility is expected to be operational by 2025, creating approximately 500 new jobs.
Representing a $500 million investment, the manufacturing facility will be constructed on 427 acres at Inland Port Arizona in Coolidge. P&G intends to complete land acquisition for the Coolidge facility this month and begin construction on the facility in 2023.
“Arizona is proud to welcome this new manufacturing facility from such an iconic American company as P&G,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “P&G represents another global leader establishing manufacturing operations in Arizona, bolstering our state’s booming manufacturing industry and adding hundreds of good jobs in Pinal County.”
“Pinal County is a prime location for serving our consumers and customers across the region,” said Martin Hettich, P&G Senior Vice President, Fabric Care, North America. “The Coolidge facility will be key to supporting P&G’s Fabric Care business, and we look forward to our partnership with the community for years to come.”
“Pinal County continues to demonstrate its attractiveness as a premier manufacturing destination in Arizona and nationwide,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “With a highly skilled workforce, ready access to infrastructure, and a growing manufacturing ecosystem that includes leaders like Nikola, Coolidge represents an excellent fit for this new factory. We look forward to supporting P&G’s success in the region far into the future.”
“We are pleased to welcome a world class leader in consumer products to the Inland Port of Arizona in Coolidge,” said Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson. “Procter & Gamble will help grow our local economy and provide excellent opportunities to our expanding workforce.”
“Pinal County enthusiastically welcomes P&G to our region, which is home to a number of other Fortune 500 companies and international business leaders,” said Stephen Q. Miller, Supervisor for District 3, Pinal County. “We appreciate the company’s trust in our business environment and look forward to supporting their long-term success.”
Arizona has seen significant manufacturing growth in recent years. Industries such as semiconductors, electric vehicles and batteries are thriving, supporting thousands of new jobs through direct production and supply chain operations.
P&G’s decision comes after a surge of economic activity in Pinal County such as electric vehicle manufacturers Lucid and Nikola, semiconductor leader Chang Chun Arizona, aircraft services leader ecube, iconic brand Kohler and battery innovator Cirba Solutions.