The Mesa Gateway area has all the right ingredients to become one of the nation’s premier destinations for companies looking to relocate or expand: great companies; an industry-critical supplier; significant technology assets; the fastest growing airport in the U.S.; robust infrastructure; business assistance tools; business-friendly city leadership; and acres of available land.
In Good Company
Bordered by US 60, Pecos, Signal Butte and Power Roads, the Mesa Gateway area is roughly 37.5 square miles (24,000 acres) of land, much of which has been earmarked for commercial and industrial development. This includes land and buildings available for companies to expand or relocate. Companies such as TRW, Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, CMC Steel, MGC Pure Chemicals, FujiFilm, CRM Rubber, Able Engineering, Cessna, Embraer and many others call Mesa Gateway home.
New Businesses Locating
Not only is Mesa Gateway home to the facilities of several Fortune 500 companies and other large companies, but Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. recently announced it would build a tri-gas operation where it will separate and sell gasses critical to a wide array of industries. Matheson’s presence will be a critical draw for new companies and very attractive to existing businesses.
Mesa Tech Corridor
The Mesa Tech Corridor is an area near the northern end of Mesa Gateway along Elliot Road between the 202 Freeway and Signal Butte Road. The Mesa Tech Corridor has great assets in place such as water, freeway access and, most importantly, significant power capacity and infrastructure. The Corridor is a great fit for tech companies of all types, especially data centers and other large power users.
Breeding Ground for Technology
The Mesa Gateway Area is also a great place for research and development (R&D) and for tech companies to grow. Arizona State University (ASU) Polytechnic’s College of Technology and Innovation is located at Mesa Gateway with more than 12,000 students and significant R&D activity. Moreover, Mesa and ASU have launched the Mesa Technology Accelerator, a place where high-tech companies can go to super-charge their growth. Also in the area is Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense, a place for companies doing highly sensitive research and manufacturing.
Fastest Growing Airport in the U.S.
In the southwest quarter of Mesa Gateway is the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, which recently announced it had over 1.3 million passengers in 2012, a 44 percent increase over 2011.The airport’s fifth expansion will be completed this fall and long-term expansion plans call for a new terminal to be built near its eastern border with links to Ellsworth Road, three Loop 202 interchanges, and the future Gateway Freeway. The airport provides not only passenger services, but also air cargo services. On the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport alone you will find more than 50 organizations providing products and services in the aerospace and aviation industries.
Mesa Gateway has all the key infrastructure assets in place including tremendous power capabilities, available water, waste water capacity, natural gas, freeway access, airfreight access and telecom redundancy, to name a few.
Business Assistance Tools
Foreign Trade Zone – 2,200 acres have been designated as Foreign Trade Zone #221 where companies can reduce, defer or eliminate the payment of import duties and tariffs. Active users of the zone who qualify can also receive a significant reduction in real and personal property tax.
Military Reuse Zone – Portions of Mesa Gateway have been designated as a Military Reuse Zone offering companies a transaction privilege tax exemption, tax credits for job creation, and property reclassification allowing both real and personal property to be reclassified, which could result in property tax savings of up to 75 percent for a period of five years.
Business-Friendly City Leadership
Mesa city leaders understand and strive for well thought-out and executed economic development efforts. They recognize that we must create fertile ground and remove roadblocks so responsible companies can grow and thrive.