An international trade hub is scheduled to open next year in Casa Grande, Arizona, after being plagued by delays, setbacks and a federal investigation.
PhoenixMart was first announced in 2011 as a sourcing center bringing manufacturers, sellers and buyers together for large-scale purchases. Its leaders said the project is now set to open by the end of 2018, the Casa Grande Dispatch reported last week.
The project that officials touted as bringing thousands of jobs to the area experienced several setbacks because of problems with building permits, canceled contracts and an FBI investigation into the parent company AZ Sourcing. Despite the problems, construction began last year, and the structure's shell was built.
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