eBay expands corporate presence in Utah

Online auctioneer eBay holds grand opening for Utah campus

Associated Press

DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- Online auction house eBay Inc. is expanding its operations in Utah.

The company's chief executive John Donahoe will hold a grand opening Friday at an office campus in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper.

Gov. Gary Herbert and local officials will be on hand for the 10:30 a.m. ceremony.

The Internet auctioneer will show off a 241,000-square-foot building on eBay Way near a FrontRunner commuter rail station.

The company is operating a customer service center and other corporate functions in Draper. It has a data center in another suburb, South Jordan.

eBay says it's adding 1,600 jobs in Utah for a total of 3,600. It is among a number of technology companies being drawn to Utah with tax incentives. Others include Adobe, IM Flash, and most recently Vivint Home Security.

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