By Jesse A. Millard for Phoenix Business Journal
Ride-sharing company Uber opened a second Phoenix office in downtown Phoenix Thursday, where it will create hundreds of jobs.
San Francisco-based Uber already employs 100 at the new offices at 201 E. Washington St. and plans to grow that workforce to 300 by the end of the year.
This space will serve as Uber’s first Center of Excellence, where the ride-sharing company will provide community support to drivers and passengers. Uber also has additional offices a few blocks away in downtown Phoenix at 111 W. Monroe St.
Uber cited the caliber of workers in Phoenix as a reason for locating its Center of Excellence here, as well as support for innovation from Gov. Doug Ducey and other state leaders.
Uber has had an up and down ride in Arizona over the past year. Last year, then-Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have codified regulations for ride-sharing startups such as Uber.
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