Uber Won't Confirm 'Global Command Center' Announced By Phoenix Mayor
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced last week that Uber is planning to open what he called a global command center in Phoenix. But officials with Uber won’t confirm that statement.
During last Wednesday’s State of the City address, Mayor Stanton listed several companies that would be expanding their operations in the city, including San Francisco-based ride-sharing firm Uber.
"Uber has chosen downtown Phoenix as the sight for its new global command center, bringing hundreds of new jobs to our community," he said.
But officials with Uber aren’t confirming that. Michael Amodeo, an Uber spokesman, said in a statement that the company currently has “no official announcement about further expansion.”
In a subsequent phone interview he said "We have plans to create hundreds of new jobs in the Phoenix area over the course of the next five years," he said. "At our regionally located office in downtown Phoenix, we plan to double our staff by end of year and continue to grow that investment."
Amodeo confirmed there are about 20 jobs in downtown Phoenix right now staffing the Uber Arizona headquarters. That should grow to at least 40 by year end.