Groupon (http://www.groupon.com) announced that it plans to openÂ a new sales office at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, to supportÂ its growing ecommerce marketplace. Groupon, along with up to 150 employees,Â plan to move in later this summer and will occupy 16,000 square feet of officeÂ space in SkySong 1. TheÂ company has been operating out of a temporary office atÂ 2575 E. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix since February.
Launched in 2008, Groupon offers shoppers a vast marketplace of unbeatableÂ deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on theÂ web or on mobile withÂ GrouponÂ Local, enjoy vacations withÂ Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection ofÂ electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more withÂ Groupon Goods.
â€œPhoenix is a thriving market for us, and we couldnâ€™t think of a betterÂ place to expand our world-class sales team given the deep talent pool andÂ enormous popularity of Groupon in the area,â€Â said Darren Schwartz, senior viceÂ president of sales, North America. â€œAs we continue to actively invest in andÂ grow our marketplace, our Phoenix sales center will play an important role inÂ helping us bring thousands of exciting new deals to Groupon customers.â€
The Groupon addition adds to the flurry of activity taking place atÂ SkySong, which is nearing full occupancy in its three completed officeÂ buildings and is currently home to about 1,500Â employees.
Gov. Doug Ducey said of theÂ move: â€œGroupon is a hugely successful company, with a reach that extends aroundÂ the globe. We are thrilled that they have decided to come to Arizonaâ€”itâ€™s aÂ testimony to our talented workforce, to the welcoming business environment weÂ strive to create. Itâ€™s appropriate that Groupon will be located at SkySong.Â Thatâ€™s where some of the bestÂ innovation in Arizona is occurring.â€
â€œWe are very pleased thatÂ Groupon, one of the worldâ€™s most recognized online merchants, will now join theÂ roster of amazing innovators at SkySong,â€ said Sharon Harper, President &Â CEO ofÂ Plaza Companies, the master developer of the project. â€œThis is aÂ tremendous development for SkySong because of this companyâ€™s reach andÂ household name. It continues a positive drumbeatÂ for SkySong over the past fewÂ years and bodes well for the projectâ€™s ongoing success.â€
Read the entire article at this link:Â SkySong Groupon Press Release