Deputy Director - Strategic Initiatives
Office of Economic Development
Constant Aviation debuts Mesa, AZ MRO location - 11-8-2017
Boeing's Mesa plant gets $1.5B Apache contract – 4-14-2016
WHY MESA – CONSTANT AVIATION
“Why Mesa? As our business grew on the west coast, we recognized that we needed a large west coast presence, one that could provide full service capabilities and operate as our west coast headquarters rivaling our expansive locations in Cleveland, Ohio and Orlando, Florida. Mesa offered an absolutely gorgeous location and facility, and it operated a talent-rich environment and city. It also provided a location and region that is aviation centric – that is very important to us – and lastly the beautiful weather.”
President and CEO
WHY MESA – EMBRAER
"Mesa offers a wonderful hub location for many of our Western United States customers. Weather is mild and predictable making pilot workload easier on flight planning. Mesa is without a doubt a winning location for one of Embraer's Executive Jet Service Centers."
VP Maintenance Services
Embraer Executive Jets
WHY MESA – ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES
“When we were deciding on a site for our new facility we had many great choices, including out-of-state. The City of Mesa worked hard to come up with a win-win scenario that made Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport the best value alternative for Able Engineering. All the way through the process we felt like the City of Mesa was a true partner and we look forward to many successful years working in and with the City of Mesa.”
Able Aerospace Services
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Arizona is ranked #1 for Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness according to PWC 2016.
- 1,200 Aerospace Companies
- 52,592 Employees
- 4th highest employment of Aerospace
- 3rd largest supply chain contributor for A&D
- $96,360 average wage for Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing in Arizona*
- $3.4B in total A&D exports*
- $8.7B in federal contracts*
Low Taxes, Business Friendly, and Incentives
With a simplified tax system, you will lower your cost of doing business.
- Corporate and individual tax rates among lowest in the nation
- No franchise tax, no business inventory tax, and no estate tax.
- Mesa Foreign Trade Zone #221
- Military Reuse Zone
Educated workforce and competitiveness
ASU is consistently ranked in the top 40 engineering programs in the country. Arizona's major institutions have been provided NASA Space Grants: ASU, Embry Riddle University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona.
Arizona's numerous aerospace and aeronautical engineering programs including U.S. News and World Reports #1 rated Embry-Riddle Engineering program.*
In Good Company
There are 1,200+ aerospace & defense companies in Arizona with many of the world's top companies in Mesa.
BOEING - CESSNA / TEXTRON - ORBITAL ATK
EMBRAER - NAMMO TALLEY - L3 COMMUNICATIONS
ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES / TEXTRON
LOCKHEED MARTIN - ALLEGIANT - AEROMARITIME
MD HELICOPTERS - CAE OXFORD AVIATION ACADEMY
Mesa boasts two airports: Mesa Falcon Field Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Each offers a diverse portfolio of aerospace, defense, aviation and other high-tech industries, plus the operations to support those such as MRO, cargo and R&D activities.
Click to learn more about Falcon Field and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. In addition, the Phoenix area is home to Sky Harbor International Airport, the 9th largest airport in the U.S. with over 1,200 daily flights.