The Elliot Road Technology Corridor has everything high-tech
companies need to get up and running fast at a
significantly lower cost than any other location in
Arizona and possibly the Western U.S.
Large Redundant Power Capacity – The Elliot Road Technology Corridor
is located adjacent to Salt
River Project’s (SRP) 500kV, 230kV and 69kV transmission
lines and Browning receiving station. Perfect for
companies needing large amounts of redundant, dedicated
power (20MW or more).
www.srpnet.com Affordable Power
– SRP provides some of the most affordable power in the
Western U.S. SRP also has energy efficiency rebates for
www.srpnet.com Robust Dark Fiber
Network – SRP owns and operates the
largest independent fiber network in Arizona which
includes 1,600 route miles of dark fiber and is
physically diverse from incumbent networks. SRP provides
redundant dark fiber to the Corridor allowing easy
access for customers. Available
Natural Gas – Southwest Gas provides
competitively-priced natural gas service to the area.
www.swgas.com Sufficient Water
is provided by the City of Mesa. The Elliot Road Technology Corridor also falls within SRP’s Water District, thus
SRP has the ability to secure additional water for large
water users. Waste Water Capacity
– The Corridor has plenty of waste water capacity for
potential high-tech and industrial users with a 24”
sewer line recently installed along the Corridor.
Convenient Freeway Access –
Easy freeway on/off ramp access to Loop 202 and I-10
links the area to the markets across the nation.
Airport Access – The Elliot Road Technology Corridor is conveniently located within 5
minutes from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Gateway
Airport provides commercial service to more than 35
destinations throughout the U.S. via Allegiant Airlines.
The Gateway Airport is an attractive low-cost solution
for air cargo service with three runways that can
accommodate the largest wide-body cargo aircraft in the
world. The Corridor is also within 40 minutes from Sky
Harbor International Airport, which provides commercial
and cargo service to technology hubs around the nation.
From property to educational institutions to research facilities,
Mesa has all the right assets in or in close proximity to the Elliot Road Technology Corridor. You will also find the key programs and incentives
to help your company be successful. Available
Property – The Corridor has more than 1,000 acres of
available, shovel-ready property for projects large and small, all with
access to the robust infrastructure of the Elliot Road Technology Corridor.
Arizona State University (ASU) Polytechnic Campus
– The Corridor is in close proximity to ASU Polytechnic campus with more
than 11,000 students enrolled in professional and technological
programs. ASU Polytechnic has thousands of square feet of laboratory
space for project-based learning, from flight simulators to leading-edge
campus.asu.edu/polytechnic Grand Canyon
University, Chandler Gilbert Community College – Also
located within few minutes of the Corridor is Chandler Gilbert Community
College and the forthcoming Grand Canyon University (GCU). GCU will open
fall of 2015 and will accommodate as many as 10,000 students.
LAUNCHPOINT, Mesa Technology Accelerator –
LAUNCHPOINT was created in collaboration with Arizona State University
to assist young, innovative technology companies accelerate their
growth. The Accelerator provides office space, shared services and
customized business consulting.
Arizona Laboratories for
Security and Defense (AZLabs) – The City of Mesa is
currently leasing AZLabs from the U.S. Air Force and is in final stages
of purchasing the facilities. AZLabs includes 93,000 sq. ft. in 10
buildings on 6.5 acres just west of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
AZLabs has retained the security protocols of the U.S. Air Force
Research Laboratory and can support a broad range of sensitive projects
including conferences, workshops, experiments, prototype evaluations,
distributed test and training with access to highly skilled, Department
of Defense-focused workforce. The facility is well-suited for high-tech
companies conducting high-security research and development.
Mesa’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), one of the
most competitive in the nation, the Mesa FTZ can reduce or defer tariffs
and duties, and can reduce property taxes by nearly 80% in perpetuity
for qualified users.
www.tinyurl.com/MesaFTZ Data Center Tax
Exemption – Urban data centers that invest a minimum $50
million into land, buildings, modular units and equipment, and rural
data centers that make a $25 million minimum investment may qualify for
an exemption from retail transaction privilege tax and use tax for data
center equipment purchases.
State Incentives – Arizona has lowered taxes,
streamlined regulations, and established a suite of incentives to
support corporate growth and expansion. The Arizona Competitiveness
Package, groundbreaking legislation adopted in 2011, makes it easier for
existing Arizona companies to prosper and establishes Arizona as one of
the most desirable places for expanding companies to do business.
www.azcommerce.com/incentives Low Risk of
Natural Disaster – The Phoenix-Mesa metro area
consistently ranks among the safest places in the U.S. for high-tech
companies to do business because of its low risk of natural disaster. A
2008 study conducted by SustainLane ranked Mesa as the safest place in
the nation when considering natural disaster risks such as hurricanes,
flooding, catastrophic hail, tornado super-outbreaks, and earthquakes.
Mesa is home to more than 14,000 businesses including a large number
of technology companies in many different sectors. Here is sampling of
some of the more prominent players in Mesa. Apple Inc.
purchased the former First Solar building for manufacturing and New
Hampshire-based GT Advanced Technologies will manufacture products for
Apple in the 1.3 million sq. ft. facility employing up to 700 people.
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the
largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft
combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft,
electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles
and advanced information and communication systems. Boeing’s Mesa
facility employs 4,500 people and manufactures the Apache Helicopter and
composite parts and components for many of Boeings other products.
Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest tire and
rubber company. Bridgestone’s Mesa facility is a state-of-the-art
biorubber research center exploring the use of the native Guayule plant
as a sustainable source of rubber.
www.bridgestone-firestone.com FUJIFILM Electronic
Materials USA offers a broad array of products and services
used throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process, including
Photoresists, Polymides: Thin Film Systems, Formulated Products, Color
Mosaic, Nondestructive Testing Products (NDT), "Prescale film" and
www.fujifilmusa.com International Rectifier
is a pioneer and world leader in advanced power management technology,
from digital, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits to advanced
circuit devices, power systems and components.
Guided Therapy Systems, LLC is a medical technology
company that develops, optimizes and commercializes unique ultrasonic
therapeutic and imaging medical devices and related technologies. The
company has extensive experience and a global network of relationships
and resources to commercialize medical devices.
Ulthera, with more than 200 employees, is a global,
growth-stage, high-tech medical device company pioneering aesthetic and
medical applications using its therapeutic ultrasound platform
technology and manufacturing of various components of its patented
www.ultherapy.com. Auer Precision, with
approximately 100 employees, is renowned for being one of the leading
Class A tool design/build and stamping companies in the world. The
company provides services to the medical, life science, semiconductor,
greentech, and automation industries and is a market leader in both high
precision and transitional product development. Such transitional
products include fundamental modernization such as media handling for
supporting high volume manufacturing that utilize islands of automation
(back-end semiconductor packaging); 200, 300 and 450mm silicon wafer
expansions; and development of tooling for point-of-care diagnostic
strips that launched the diabetic strip industry.
www.auerprecision.com. PCT International,
with its headquarters and manufacturing facility based in Mesa, is a
leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of last mile and access
network solutions for broadband communication networks.
www.pctcorporate.com Iveda Solutions,
headquartered in Mesa, is an established and innovative company,
delivering secure, open source and enterprise class managed video
surveillance services by leveraging the power of cloud computing.
Cambridge Filter Corporation, a subsidiary of Kondoh
Industries Ltd., manufactures and provides a complete line of
highly-specialized air filters, particle counters and cleanroom related
equipment for the semiconductor, pharma, and medical industries and
other industrial applications.
Telonics is the most recognized and trusted name
in the field of wildlife and environmental telemetry. Telonics products
are used around the world in wildlife and environmental research
programs, oceanographic and meteorological research, weather
forecasting, military instrumentation, search and rescue, remote sensing
and intrusion detection, and numerous special applications.
Pyramid Technologies, Inc. (PTI) manufactures and
markets bill acceptors that incorporate dual-stage, optical,
anti-stringing technology. Nearly 100 transactions a second (all day,
every day) are processed around the world with PTI technology. PTI
products are used in the retail, vending, amusement, and gaming
Nammo Talley has been a pioneer in developing
aircrew escape systems, automobile airbag components, dispensing
systems, shoulder-launched weapons, and other key propellant-loaded
devices since 1960. In Mesa, Nammo Talley employs almost 300 people and
operates a complete industrial complex designed for the development,
testing and manufacturing of a wide range of propellant-based products.
MD Helicopters employs over 275 people and is
headquartered in Mesa. It manufactures and markets the MD 500® series
helicopters, MD 600N® helicopter and MD Explorer® helicopter around the
world. Fleet users include the Korean Armed Forces, US Special
Operations, Japanese Self Defense Forces, Jordanian Armed Forces,
Turkish National Police, Houston Police, Columbus Police, CALSTAR,
Argentina Armed Forces, the Italian government, the Finnish Armed Forces
and many others.
www.mdhelicopters.com The Arizona Center for Algae
Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), located at ASU's
Polytechnic Campus in Mesa, serves as a hub for research, testing, and
commercialization of algae-based products. These include biofuels,
pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and other algae biomass coproducts. The
center also serves as a learning environment for the next generation of
scientists and engineers. AzCATI provides open test and evaluation
facilities for the algae industry and research community. The center can
assess the performance of individual and combined unit operations across
the algal value chain.
Mesa, as part of the Phoenix-Mesa metro area, has access to a labor pool of
nearly 2 million people. The labor force is projected to increase 85% over the
next two decades compared with a national growth estimate of just 20% according
to a Greater Phoenix Economic Council regional workforce profile. In a
2011 Avalanche Consulting study, the Phoenix-Mesa metro area ranked 3rd in the
nation for producing college graduates in computers (Bachelor’s or higher in
Computer Engineering, Programming or Database Administration).
WORKFORCE & LABOR COST: Phoenix-Mesa metro area compares
well to competitive markets.
OPERATING COST COMPARISON: Projected assumptions based on 50
jobs, 32,500 SF of space and $5,000,000 in capital investment.
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