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Updated May 29, 2013 - 1:02 pm

Web firm GoDaddy to build tech center in metro Phoenix

(KTAR Photo/Bob McClay)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Gov. Jan Brewer and the CEO of GoDaddy said the Scottsdale-based web-hosting company is building a new technology center at Arizona State University's research park in Tempe.

The company plans to house 1,300 engineers, developers and customer-care representatives in a new two-story, 150,000-square-foot facility. Three hundred of the workers will be new hires.

The building, at Warner Road and Loop 101, is set to open next year.

"GoDaddy is a true Arizona success story," said Brewer. "It started with a handful of people and a dream."

Tuesday's jobs announcement is the governor's fifth since February. Meanwhile, another Valley company, First Solar, announced it was laying off 150 employees.

The state has landed a major General Motors information technology center, a new Union Bank mortgage operations center, the U.S. headquarters for a Netherlands-based software firm and a large operations center for a company that matches patients with doctors online. Together the five announcements are expected to add about 2,400 jobs in the next several years.

Brewer said the Go Daddy announcement is a sign that the state's economy is on the right track.

KTAR's Bob McClay contributed to this report.

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