Gateway Employment Center

Click here to view Gateway MapGateway Employment Center offers excellent opportunities for new and existing companies to grow. PHX-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), which has three expansive runways along with a newly remodeled passenger terminal, is one of the anchors of the area. The airport is home to 35 aviation companies generating more than $251 million in annual economic activity, including Hawker Beechcraft, Fuji Chemicals and Banner-Gateway Hospital. The Gateway are is also the future destination of the Gaylord Entertainment Center, which will be the largest destination resort and convention center in Arizona.

The airport is a designated Foreign Trade Zone (#221) giving area companies a significant edge in the marketplace. Airport activity is set to increase significantly in the future this, coupled with projections of over 500,000 residents living east of Gateway by 2020, is certain to contribute positive impact to the area. Arizona State University Polytechnic and Chandler-Gilbert Community College have campuses adjacent to the airport, providing a well-educated workforce.  ASU Polytechnic is currently home to more than 10,000 students and features thousands of feet of laboratory space.

Gateway DemographicsPHX - Mesa Gateway Airport
  • In FY2011, Gateway served over 880,000 passengers

  • Gateway provides an attractive and convenient alternative to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • Allegiant Air currently flies out of Gateway to 30 destinations in the U.S.

  • 300 acres available for development with 10,400, 10,200, and 9,300 foot runways

  • U.S. Customs Service on-site

  • FAA-Contract Air Traffic Control Tower


"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."

Jacques Blondeau, Director
MRO Centers, Embraer Executive Jets


For more information about the Gateway employment area, contact Scot Rigby.


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Bill Jabjiniak

William J. Jabjiniak
Economic Development Director

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