General Motors has selected Chandler’s Price Road Corridor as the site of its fourth Information Technology Innovation Center, a facility designed to enable the company to in source its innovation capabilities and strengthen its global competitiveness. GM expects to invest $21 million in the new facility and hire 1,000 high-wage employees over the next five years.

Chandler joins previously disclosed locations for GM innovation centers in Warren, Mich.; Austin, Texas; and Roswell, Ga. The facility will be housed in temporary quarters near the 101/202 interchange while permanent buildings are constructed. “This is exactly the type of technology employer we need in Chandler and in our state,” said Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “The (facility) is a perfect complement to Chandler’s Price Corridor, and furthers the city’s reputation as a regional hub for innovation and high-tech businesses.”

GM said it will begin recruiting and hiring software developers, database administrators and system analysts immediately. The facility is expected to be operational by first quarter 2014. Candidates can apply for positions at http://jobs.gm.com/.