Health-care giant McKesson Corp. is moving its Arizona regional headquarters into a new building on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community that could house almost 60 percent more employees than it currently has in Scottsdale.
Developer Ryan Cos. plans to break ground on the 271,000-square-foot office near Scottsdale at Pima and Chaparral roads Wednesday morning.
The San Francisco-based Fortune 500 health-care services and technology firm will move 1,400 employees from the Scottsdale Galleria to its new facility in the Chaparral Commerce Center next year.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to being a great place to work, we’re excited to offer our Scottsdale team a new, modern, state-of-the art work space,” Nick Loporcaro, president of McKesson Specialty Health, said in a press release.
He said the company’s new location will help “continue to grow its business in Scottsdale, while attracting and retaining strong talent in the region.”
McKesson’s expansion comes a few months after Dial Corp.'s German parent announced it would close the company's north Scottsdale operations.
McKesson’s new facility will have space for 2,200 employees.
The new LEED-designed office will have covered parking, an on-campus cafeteria and a gym.
The development is going up on a ground-lease controlled by Salt River Devco, a development group within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
McKesson’s expansion at the Scottsdale Galleria during the past decade, and its move to a bigger regional office nearby, has been part of the state’s economic-development efforts.
“McKesson has been a valued employer in Arizona’s technology and professional services sector for many years,” Sandra Watson, CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, said in a statement.