Well Connected, Abundant Resources and
Mesa is a city on the move with an abundance of freeways, highways and state
located along commerce corridors and current and future population centers.
Freeways ease traffic
congestion-the 101 along Mesa's west border and the Loop 202 circling the
interior of Mesa. US 60
and SR 87 intersect in Mesa and minutes away are Interstates 10, 17 and 8, plus
state routes 51, 74,
85 and 88 linking Mesa to other Arizona markets, California and Mexico.
Map of 2019 traffic projections.
Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad operate rail terminals
Phoenix. Both intermodal facilities offer trailer and container capabilities.
Utility services, water and sewer services are excellent in the City of Mesa.
natural gas are available at levels necessary to support high-volume commercial
users with prices
equal to or below national averages.
Mesa Boasts Two Airports
Both Mesa Falcon Field Airport and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport offer a diverse
aerospace, defense, aviation and other high tech industries, plus the operations
to support those such as MRO, cargo and R&D activities. Download the
Aviation Industry Profile PDF.
Key Benefits also include:
- Special incentives in Mesa for aerospace and aviation companies including
Foreign Trade Zone and
Military Reuse Zone benefits that reduce both real and personal property tax
by nearly 80% as well as other significant cost saving benefits.
- Long runways to accommodate commercial, general and recreational aviation.
- Acres of land available for lease or purchase, with existing buildings or
- Excellent access to freeways within one mile of each airport.
The arrival of METRO Light Rail in late 2008 ushered in a new era of
transportation to Greater
Phoenix. The Mesa City Council helped to further define the light rail expansion
from one mile in
Downtown Mesa to an additional three miles, with approval of four station
locations. The approved
extension will begin construction in 2013 and be completed in 2016.
View the Metro Light Rail Alignment Map.