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A major Silicon Valley company has committed to building a 60,000-square-foot facility in the East Valley after a visit with Phoenix officials. Meantime, another unnamed company already doing business in the area has committed to a major expansion. Arizona officials described the firms as "digital platform companies" in the "information communications technology" sector. The Arizona Republic says there's no official word on the number or types of jobs these moves might bring to the area, though those created could pay an average of $60,000 to $70,000 annually. No timeline for the expansions was given. Phoenix and other cities in the area were reportedly caught off guard and eliminated before they had a chance to make a pitch to Apple, who was seeking a site for its Americas Operations Center. That $304 million project and estimated 3,600 jobs went to Austin. The folks in Phoenix are determined not to let that happen again and recently met with five Silicon Valley companies to make their intentions known.