Nike Keeps Plans for Arizona Factory Despite Controversy

Despite his earlier criticism, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey welcomed Nike to Arizona.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Nike announced Thursday it’s going forward with plans to make soles for Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blocked state money for the facility when the company pulled a flag-themed shoe from the market. The shoemaker did not address the controversy in announcing its plans for a $184 million factory with at least 500 jobs in Goodyear. Despite his earlier criticism, Ducey welcomed Nike to…

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