Arizona: Area Development
Consumer products manufacturer IRIS USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based IRIS Ohyama Inc., purchased a 59-acre site to open its Western U.S. Regional Headquarters in Surprise, Arizona. The firm plans to develop a 420,000-square-foot office, manufacturing, and distribution facility. "IRIS will be investing tens of millions of dollars and creating approximately 150 jobs in our city that will significantly add to our overall economic base,” said Mayor Sharon Wolcott.