TUCSON – On Friday, September 12, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place for VXI Global Solutions, located at 6730 S. Tucson Boulevard in Ward 5.


This is a new contact center, for which is now open and fully operational. The beautifully appointed building is a state-of-the-art call center with a capacity of over 400 seats, and VXI has already hired over 150 employees from the Tucson area.


“I want to thank everyone who was involved in this effort to bring VXI Global Solutions to Ward 5, Tucson and Pima County,” commented Tucson Councilmember Richard Fimbres (Ward 5).  “This shows that our community can roll up its sleeves and come together and succeed as we have with VXI.”


“Ward 5 and the City of Tucson is focused on developing businesses and creating jobs,” said Councilmember Fimbres, “with the addition of VXI, more than 1,500 new jobs have been created alone in Ward 5 alone, which shows that Tucson welcomes business.”


The ribbon cutting is just the latest of many new businesses that have been created or expanded their operations in Ward 5.


Costco, Curacao, Body Central, Perfection Industries, Purcell Tires, CAID Industries, Mattress Firm, Sprint, McDonald’s, Modular Mining Industries, Goodwill, and Quik Trip stores have opened their doors in the Ward.


In addition, Culver’s Restaurant will be opening their latest location at the Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges in Ward 5, adding 65 more jobs to Tucson’s workforce and Fed-Ex Ground is in the midst of constructing a new facility by the Tucson Airport, located in Ward 5, which will add 160 more jobs, when the facility opens July 1, 2015.


“The good citizens of Tucson wants to see us putting people back to work,” Councilmember Fimbres said.