City of Mesa Office of Economic Development (OED)

Mission

The OED team works to enhance Mesa's economy, creating quality jobs, increasing per capita income and improving the quality of life for residents. Economic Development staff promotes Mesa as a premier location for business, targeting key industries that provide high wage jobs.  

The OED is the primary point for businesses, site selectors and community stakeholders to obtain technical expertise and support services necessary to properly evaluate the business opportunities in Mesa, Arizona.

Staff members provide unique assistance at the municipal level, acting as facilitators between the client and city, state agencies, private and public sector, academia, and more. Economic Development Staff provide clients clarification and support for permitting, incentives and tax-related issues. It is the intent of the team to craft business-driven strategies that enhance workforce and business development throughout Mesa and the region.

Vision

The OED is Mesa's lead agency for economic development. We envision building a better Mesa that offers:

  • A diverse and sustainable economy that features a balance of base industries that creates high quality jobs;
  • An educated workforce employed in jobs that pay above the county average wage with benefits;
  • A city with leadership that supports a regional approach to economic development;
  • A partnership of government and industry that considers next generation technologies and products as economic opportunities; and
  • Business people who see Mesa as their home and the world as their marketplace. 
Core Values

Recognizing the importance of customer satisfaction and the need for quality services, the OED strives to:

  • Support, cooperate and collaborate with federal, state, regional, and local organizations, businesses, academia, and others on projects designed to retain and create jobs, strengthen businesses and improve Mesa's economy;
  • Deliver quality services, assistance and programs to businesses and other partners efficiently, effectively, and promptly;
  • Be proactive and demonstrate competency and professionalism in all aspects of work;
  • Deliver creative and innovative ideas and solutions to complex problems; and keep the public informed of economic development news and activities
Brand Positioning Statement

To decision makers who seek a progressive, vibrant business climate, Mesa, Arizona is the Greater Phoenix location and pro-business team empowered to deliver solutions to grow your business

Organization

The OED implements its strategies through an integrated approach, utilizing internal and external stakeholders, public and private partnerships and industry networks. The OED cannot accomplish its mission alone. There is always a team approach. Staff priorities are guided by Mesa's industries of opportunity: Healthcare; Education; Aerospace; and Tourism and Technology (HEAT). Staff members are dedicated to developing expertise in Mesa's industries of opportunity and work as a team on all projects integrating expertise and knowledge of Mesa's diverse geographic, economic, and demographic makeup for a more efficient and holistic approach.

 

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Council Strategic Priorities
Economic Development Advisory Board