Republic Services, Inc., a leader in the environmental services industry, has committed to relocating its corporate headquarters to a new, customized build at CityNorth, in the Desert Ridge area of Phoenix. This location is just minutes from the company’s current headquarters. Approximately 1,000 team members will work at the new campus.
“Republic Services is one of Arizona’s most celebrated business success stories,” said Governor Katie Hobbs. “For decades, Republic Services has been a national environmental services leader that prioritizes sustainability while making a positive impact in Arizona communities. I would like to thank Jon Vander Ark and the entire Republic Services team for their continued commitment to Arizona with this new headquarters and look forward to supporting their future success.”
Republic Services merged with Phoenix-based Allied Waste in 2008 and sustainably collects, recycles, and disposes of materials for millions of customers every day. The company currently has more than 40,000 employees, including approximately 2,100 in Arizona, and expects an additional 600 positions in the state over time. Its industry-leading commitments to advance circularity, reduce emissions and decarbonize operations are helping deliver on its vision to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world.
“I am excited that we will be keeping Republic Services right here in Phoenix. This news is a true testament to our burgeoning and growing local economy and will positively impact our entire community. We stand ready to continue working with Republic Services to better serve Phoenicians, mobilize more sustainability practices, and invest in neighborhoods across the city,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.
The company is currently working with Crown Realty Group to acquire approximately 7-10 acres in the project known as CityNorth, located in the Desert Ridge community near 56th St. and Loop 101. CityNorth is quickly becoming a new urban district that connects and energizes the existing and new developments at Desert Ridge.
“We welcome Republic Services and its employees to our vibrant CityNorth project helping to create a true urban environment where those employees can enjoy walking to 50 plus restaurants and entertainment venues while being steps away from their home, family and friends living in the state-of-the-art CityNorth luxury residential project currently being developed,” said Rick Carpinelli, Senior Vice President Acquisition and Development, Crown Realty Group.
“Republic Services’ new headquarters building is a significant win as one of Arizona’s largest and most admired companies,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “A prominent industry leader, we are proud Republic Services will extend its legacy in Arizona with its new headquarters, creating even more economic opportunity and enhancing Arizona’s sustainability footprint.”
The development agreement authorization with Republic Services and Crown Realty Group, approved by Phoenix City Council, will support the installation of public infrastructure improvements such as traffic signal, streetlights, pedestrian amenities, landscaping and sidewalks.
“Keeping a company like Republic Services here in Phoenix drives our economy and builds our community,” said Phoenix Economic Development Director Christine Mackay. “Prestigious recognition such as being named one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies is a prime example of the top company caliber Phoenix attracts and we are proud to keep this company in the Valley.”
“Republic Services’ reinvestment and the relocation of its corporate headquarters in Greater Phoenix stands as a testament to the region’s capacity to foster and cultivate innovation and will act to further strengthen our thriving ecosystem of sustainability-focused companies,” said Chris Camacho, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “With their steadfast commitment to sustainability and community, Republic Services has long been a trusted steward of our community and we look forward to being a partner in their continued growth and success in Greater Phoenix.”