Economic Development priorities are guided by Mesa’s industries of
opportunity: Healthcare; Education; Aerospace/Aviation/Defense; Tourism/Technology. Building on Mesa’s
strengths, quality infrastructure, talented workforce, projected growth and
global market trends, the City of Mesa is already realizing significant
benefit in each industry space.
Mesa boasts world-class specialty and general hospitals with nearly 2,000 beds combined.
Banner Simulation Medical Center is the largest simulation training center in the southwest.
The number of Arizona Life Science jobs has grown by 49% over the last 12 years, compared to 14% nationally.
Arizona is ranked #1 for Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness. - PwC, 2016.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is among the fastest growing airports in the United States, accommodating its 5 millionth passenger in July 2013.
More than 100 businesses are adjacent to the Falcon Field and Phoenix Gateway airports, employing more than 10,000 employees in aerospace/ aviation, high-tech, manufacturing and software industry clusters.
Boeing manufactures the top-rated Apache attack helicopter as well as the Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in Mesa.
Mesa is home to major technology firms such as Boeing, Bridgestone, FUJIFILM, Mitel, Infineon, Ulthera, Guided Therapy Systems, PCT International, Telonics, LaunchPoint: Mesa's Technology Accelerator, and the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI).
ASU ranked as the nation's most innovative school in 2014 and 2015, ahead of Stanford and MIT, by U.S. News & World Report.
ASU is ranked #1 in the nation in undergraduate enrollment for engineering.
Arizona is ranked among the top 10 states for high-tech manufacturing employment. – TechAmerica Cyberstates, 2014.
The Phoenix-Mesa metro area is ranked #3 for best cities for information jobs in 2015.
The Elliot Road Technology Corridor boasts power, telecom, water, and gas infrastructure; zoning overlay for quick development processes; nearby commercial and air cargo service at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport; quick interstate freeway access; Foreign Trade Zone access; and thousands of acres of developable land.
Mesa is home to Apple's new $2 billion Global Command Center.