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Axon Successful in Bid to Secure Land for New Headquarters

 

Scottsdale, AZ (Sept. 10, 2020) Today, Axon Enterprise, Inc., was the successful bidder during a public auction of State Trust land at the southeast corner of Hayden Road and Loop 101 in Scottsdale. The 73.57-acre parcel’s final bid price was $49.1million.

Axon has been headquartered in Scottsdale since 1993. The new land acquisition sets the stage for them to build a new, state-of-the-art facility where the company can continue to produce dynamic products that are helping to shape the future of law enforcement.

"We founded this company in an Arizona garage. We have proudly dedicated these past 27 years to developing innovative products for law enforcement and the communities they serve while also becoming a worldwide leader in public safety technologies. With the land we just purchased, we have the space we need to continue to build on that work for generations to come," said Axon Enterprise, Inc., CEO and founder, Rick Smith. "We are proud that TASER devices are made in America and will continue to be made in Arizona."

"A critical part of our success over the years has been working with partners in government who recognize the importance of manufacturing, innovation and technology. With the State of Arizona and the City of Scottsdale, we found partners that embrace this same philosophy. We want to thank everyone involved in helping us find a way to stay in Scottsdale. We’re looking forward to continuing to expand, innovate, and bring quality new jobs to Scottsdale so we can continue to support our public safety customers," said Smith.

In August, the Scottsdale City Council approved an infrastructure reimbursement agreement with Axon contingent on the firm’s successful bid for the parcel. Axon will build an expanded corporate campus on the site – approximately 250,000 square feet over the next five years to accommodate 1,500 employees.

"The success of the state land auction is significant to the future of the city of Scottsdale," said Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane. "Axon was founded here in Scottsdale as TASER Incorporated. They have since expanded their product lines and changed their name – but they retain their position as an industry leader and as one of the top employers in Arizona. I am very pleased they will continue to call Scottsdale home."

Arizona State Trust lands are managed to obtain their highest and best use and to maximize their financial return to the 13 State Trust beneficiaries, with the largest beneficiary being Arizona’s K-12 public schools. Learn more at land.az.gov.

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About Axon:

Axon is a network of devices, apps and people that helps public safety personnel become smarter and safer. With a mission of protecting life, our technologies give customers the confidence, focus and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our products impact every aspect of a public safety officer's day-to-day experience.

We work hard for those who put themselves in harm's way for all of us. To date, there are more than 428,600 software seats booked on the Axon network around the world and more than 238,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps and people. Learn more at www.axon.com or by calling 800-978-2737.

About Scottsdale:

Scottsdale is one of the state’s leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is a partnership of premier health care providers and biomedical companies seeking to advance medicine and patient care through cutting-edge research. For more information visit www.choosescottsdale.com.

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