A giant cell phone provider is looking at opening at customer experience center in a Central Valley city.
T-Mobile is looking to be one of the largest employers in Fresno County as they have announced plans to open a Central Valley customer experience center in the Swedish village of Kingsburg.
The cell phone company will need a thousand people to run the center and will provide high paying wages.
“We’ve been working on it for a while and than we were lucky enough over the last few days have them announce they’re going to choose Kingsburg and we’re excited for that prospect,” City Manager Alexander Henderson said.
Mayor Michelle Roman said in the last two years, the city has seen 25 new businesses open up.
She said the center will bring in more tax dollars to the city and could bring in more families who want to buy a new home.
“People are really recognizing that not only the incentives that we have but also this is a great place to open a business. i think we have the best infrastructure but also the support from city hall when you’re ready to open that business,” she said.
Roman thinks her city was choosen because of the location, the city is located on Highway 99, making it easier for people living in Lemoore, Hanford and Fresno to commute to work at the center.
She said the cell phone provider is talking about bringing services to the rural areas, when it comes to innovation and connectivity, so I think that is also another factor of being here in the Central Valley that is going to help Kingsburg but other areas as well.
T-Mobile said once the merger between Sprint is approved by the federal government, they can begin with moving forward with the customer centers in Kingsburg and other across the U.S.
In a statement the T-Mobile President Mike Sievert said “The Kingsburg area in Fresno County is already home to a tremendous amount of innovation, diverse talent and great energy, which makes it a perfect fit for the new T-Mobile.”