Tuscon's Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres shared with the Arizona Daily Star, that the city approved the development agreement and PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Tax) for HomeGoods to build its new distribution center in Tucson. This distribution center will serve the retail outlets for HomeGoods, TJ Maxx and Marshall's in the western United States. This distribution center will open next year and initially have 410 employees, a number that will rise, meeting its full employment with 910 jobs. HomeGoods also offers all employees health and dental insurance benefits. According to an independent economic analysis, the total economic impact of the HomeGoods distribution center will be $838 million. Tucson enjoys being on I-10 and I-19, as well on the main Union Pacific east-west rail line, is less than an hour from Mexico, has the Port of Tucson, has an international airport and has an ample workforce available for logistics businesses. Compared to locations such as California, Tucson can typically offer a lower cost of doing business. With the location of the distribution center, HomeGoods qualifies as well for the Global Economic Development District (GEDD) incentive. This signals to other major companies that Tucson is a competitive location for future expansion opportunities. HomeGoods follows Target as the second major national retailer to choose Tucson for a distribution center.