GoDaddy Shutting Scottsdale Headquarters, Moving To Tempe
Internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy Inc. is in the final stages of shutting down its Scottsdale headquarters building and moving to Tempe.
GoDaddy Inc. is joining a growing mix of companies in the technology-rich southeast Valley.
The move from Scottsdale to Arizona State University Research Park near Loop 101 and Warner Road has been eight years in the making since the company first broke ground in Tempe. In April, GoDaddy began to consolidate its local employees into the new Tempe campus and an office in Gilbert, with plans to complete the process by the end of July.
GoDaddy employs 3,100 people in Arizona out of a global workforce of 9,600. The company’s new headquarters is located at 2155 E. GoDaddy Way in Tempe. The company is not reducing its Arizona workforce as a result of the headquarters shift but is actually actively hiring.
Arizona currently has 40 larger public corporations with a stock market worth of at least $1 billion. The majority of those corporations are now clustered in eastern metro Phoenix.
With the GoDaddy move, Tempe is now home to nine of those corporations, tied with Scottsdale. Phoenix has the most corporate headquarters with 18. Chandler has two, and Mesa and Tucson have one each. The southeast Valley also counts other large employers, from a regional office of State Farm in Tempe to an expanding Intel semiconductor campus in Chandler.
The move to Tempe allows employees more work flexibility and remote options, especially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As part of our new, hybrid work model, we understand our offices will be used less but with more intentionality — to meet, collaborate and connect with one another,” said Calvin Crowder, GoDaddy’s vice president of global real estate. “The office will continue to be an essential place for our people to come together.”
GoDaddy said it will utilize a “Hub-Club-Home” model, where some employees work full-time in an office (the hub), some work part of the week in an office (the club) and others work exclusively from home.