Discover Card Services' facility in Sandy was listed among the top 10 development deals in 1990 in the April edition of Site Selection.

The deal that landed the company was listed as part of the magazine's fifth-annual survey of the "best of the development world."The company's 127,421 square-foot facility will employ a minimum of 1,200 area residents, according to human resource director Karen Dollmeyer. The company is part of Sears Roebuck and Co.'s Dean Witter Financial Services Group.

Many major players, including the Governor's office, Sandy City, Salt Lake Community College, The Economic Development Corp. of Utah, and the Department of Community and Economic Development, worked together to bring the company's sixth major customer service center to Sandy.

Company officials were impressed by the quality of Utah's labor forces and responsiveness of development officials to meet Discover Card's needs.

"The very attractive employee-training package Utah provided, coupled with the city of Sandy's willingness to work with other local and state/private agencies to improve infrastructure and cut through red tape in planning and zoning and permitting processes further enhanced the deal," the magazine stated.