Downtown District Employment Center
Located in the heart of the City, Downtown Mesa offers a wealth of opportunities for business owners, consumers and art enthusiasts alike. In addition to offering a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, Downtown Mesa is host to many high-profile events to entertain and inspire the young and young-at-heart, including:
* Motorcycles on Main
* 2nd Friday Nights Out
* The MAC Fest
* Mesa Old West Days
* Arizona's Celebration of Freedom
* Sculptures in the Street
* Parades & Markets
The City of Mesa is growing by leaps and bounds and Downtown Mesa is fast becoming the hub of activities for this prospering region. Downtown's cultural anchor, the renowned Mesa Arts Center draws more than 400,000 patrons to events in its facilities annually. A mix of art galleries, studios, and attractions including the Mesa Arts Center, i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa Amphitheatre and the Arizona Museum of Natural History contribute to the creation of a unique and lively core that reflects a diverse community of artists and cultural organizations, businesses, venues and events.
In round numbers, Downtown Mesa has 7,000 employees, 3,000 residents, and more than 11,000 daily visitors who come to shop, play, learn, and conduct commerce. Businesses located in Downtown Mesa are strategically positioned to take advantage of a large workforce that is accessible by three integrated freeways: the Superstition (US 60), Price (101) and Red Mountain (202). When considering total business activity Downtown Mesa is a $2 billion dollar square mile business district.
Locating in Downtown Mesa?
The Downtown Small Business Attraction Utility Rate Program – offers a 25% reduction on electric and water bills for the first three years for qualifying businesses located in the Town Center and Central Business District area of Mesa. Businesses must apply for the program within their first year of operation.
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Invest in Downtown Mesa!
Valley Metro light rail runs through Downtown Mesa
More than 40 acres of developable land within ½ mile of Downtown Mesa light rail stations, ripe for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) opportunities
253,000 SF of office space, 48,000 SF of retail space
Over $200 million in public/ private investment since 1997
250 commercial property owners and 490 businesses
Minutes away from three major freeways
The Central Main Plan establishes an Urban Village Concept
Pedestrian friendly Main Street with abundant free parking
An established Arts and Cultural District with unique destinations
Five National Register historic districts offering residents close proximity to Downtown
|| 30-minute commute
| Educational Attainment (highest level completed)
| High School Graduate
| Some College
| Associates Degree or
| Population by Age
|| 3 mile radius
||5 mile radius
| 14 and under
| Median Age
| Median HH Income
Source: ESRI Community Analyst 2016; Center point - 1 W. Main St.