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New Tucson office: GEICO to add hundreds of car insurance jobs

Insurance giant GEICO will build a new office in The Bridges development on Tucson's South Side, adding about 700 jobs to the company's 2,100 employees in the area.

The Bourn Companies will build a 200,000-square-foot office building for the insurer on 20 acres near 36th Street and MLK Jr. Way, official said Tuesday.

Construction on what will be the first corporate employer in the planned business development is set to begin mid-2018 with expected move-in date of mid-2019.

"This is great news. One of our larger private-sector employers will be expanding in an area that's poised to receive significant growth and investment," said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. "Congratulations to GEICO. We're pleased that they continue to show confidence in Tucson."

"We are extremely pleased to be working with GEICO on their workforce training needs here in Tucson. It's critically important to support our existing employers," said Sharon Bronson, chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

"GEICO's decision to expand its presence in Tucson is excellent news for our state, and the latest evidence that Arizona is the best place for business," said Governor Doug Ducey. "This state-of-the-art facility will create hundreds of new Southern Arizona jobs and positively impact our economy."

"GEICO's relocation adjacent to UA Tech Park at the Bridges presents tremendous opportunities for the company, for the UA, and for our region," said University of Arizona President Robert Robbins.

"Tucson is clearly showing it's a region on the move," said Joe Snell, president of Sun Corridor Inc.

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GEICO's existing Tucson office, near East Speedway and North Kolb Road, opened in 2003.

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