Mesa: A Smart Location for Intelligent Companies

With a population of nearly 500,000, Mesa, Arizona is the 36th largest city in the United States and second largest in the Phoenix-Mesa metro area and is larger than Miami, Minneapolis, Atlanta and St. Louis, as well as European cities Zurich, Switzerland; Liverpool, England; and Antwerp, Belgium. Mesa encompasses 138 square miles (357 square kilometers) inside a 21-city region that has a population of 4.3 million people, and is projected to grow to 6 million by 2030.

Mesa Offers:

  • A diverse and sustainable economy that features a balance of base industries that create high quality jobs.
  • An educated workforce.
  • A partnership of government and industry that considers next generation technologies and products as economic opportunities.
  • Business people who see Mesa as their home and the world as their marketplace.

Business Assistance

The City of Mesa Office of Economic Development works closely with your business throughout all phases of the development process to provide solutions and ensure your transition to starting, running, expanding or relocating your business in Mesa is smooth and successful.

Click here to learn more about Mesa's business assistance programs and Arizona's business assistance programs. 

Free Business Resources

The City of Mesa is a one-stop shop and offers free information, guidance, and resources for Starting a Business, Expanding a Business, and/or Locating your Business.

Click here to preview the Mesa Business Resource Guide. 

Additional Guides are also featured:

Entrepreneurship Programs

Downtown Mesa Programs and Assistance

State of Arizona Programs and Assistance – Includes programs such as the Arizona Innovation Challenge, Small Business Services, Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund, and incentive programs such as the Angel Investment Tax Credit, R&D Tax Credit and Job Training Grants.

Location Assistance

Permitting and Zoning

Business Services

City Codes and Ordinances

Market Analysis

Data Resources

Business Counseling

Loans & Financial Assistance

Licensing & Taxes

Business Advocacy

Get Your Business Online Program
A Google program focused on assisting businesses create an online presence for free for one year.

Additional Links & Guides