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Falcon District Primary

The Falcon District is an innovative, high-tech hub for aerospace/aviation, defense, advanced manufacturing, and advanced business services. With highly-skilled technology talent, abundant land and building options, substantial infrastructure, and convenient market access, the Falcon District is a smart location for intelligent business.

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KEY INDUSTRY CLUSTERS

The Falcon District is uniquely positioned, home to a large cluster of world-class aerospace and defense companies on and surrounding Falcon Field Airport, as well as leading-edge, international players in the advanced manufacturing and business services sectors.

Aerospace/Aviation & Defense – The Falcon District boasts market leaders in aerospace, defense, and aviation including The Boeing Company, MD Helicopters, Aeromaritime, GECO, Heliponents, Marsh Aviation, and CAE Oxford.

Advanced Manufacturing – Businesses in the Falcon District have a long history of manufacturing excellence including Special Devices Inc., Orbital ATK, Nammo Talley, Trans-Matic, and Able Steel.

Advanced Business Services – Advanced Business Services is an important strategic target for the Falcon District. With robust fiber assets, easy transportation access, and a well-educated workforce, the Falcon District is a perfect location for back office, financial, and customer service companies.

FALCON FIELD AIRPORT

Falcon Field Airport is the heart of the Falcon District. A general aviation airport and reliever airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airports, it is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country.

In 1941, Falcon Field played a vital role in the training of British and other Allied Pilots during World War II. The field’s strategic location and access to favorable weather made training pilots easier and safer. Its location, access to transportation corridors, and positive weather continue to make Falcon Field a strategic destination for aerospace-related businesses.

Falcon Field has two runways measuring 5,100 and 3,800 feet, houses more than 700 aircraft and corporate jets, and has more than 80 on-airport, aviation-related businesses. In addition, Falcon Field has more than 60 acres of land available for long-term lease.

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ABUNDANT SKILLED WORKFORCE

Labor Market

  Labor Force (age 18+)  20-minute commute  30-minute commute
 2016                                            
452,227 1,099,640
 2021
483,885 1,183,295
 Educational Attainment (age 25+, highest level completed)
 Associate's Degree                
9.1% 8.9%
 Bachelor's Degree
16.5%  20.2%
 Graduate/Professional Degree
8.5%  11.4%

Source: ESRI Community Analyst, 2016; Center point - 4800 E Falcon Dr.

CONVENIENT MARKET ACCESS

Freeways – Strategically situated along the northern section of the Loop 202, the Falcon District has quick access to the entire Phoenix-Mesa metro area and is within a 6-hour drive from most Southern California markets. 

Airports – Located just a 22-minute drive from Sky Harbor International Airport and a 24-minute drive from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, the District has convenient commercial access to locations throughout the world. Below are flight times to major destinations from Sky Harbor International Airport.

Flight Time (hrs)

San Diego

1:05

 

Dallas

2:25

Los Angeles

1:15

 

Chicago

3:40

San Francisco

1:55

 

Miami

5:10

Salt Lake City

1:30

 

New York

5:15

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EXTENSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE

Electric Power – Electrical power is provided by Salt River Project (SRP). SRP is one of the largest and most reliable networks in the nation. The SRP network in the Falcon District is built to handle business needs of every capacity.

Water/Wastewater – The City of Mesa provides robust water infrastructure throughout the Falcon District. In addition to existing water capacity in the area, the City of Mesa also enjoys a documented 100 year assured water supply due to its acquisition of a substantial portfolio of water rights.

Natural Gas –The City of Mesa is the natural gas provider for the Falcon District. Service is provided to most locations and can be increased to meet any demand needs.

Fiber Optic Telecommunications Network – Redundant telecom fiber is in place with Cox, CenturyLink, and Zayo as service providers.

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AVAILABLE REAL ESTATE

The Falcon District has numerous opportunities for new and expanding businesses. Office and industrial buildings, as well as abundant land opportunities are available for either long-term lease or sale.

Featured Properties

  • Falcon Tech Center – 63+ acre development, 40+ year lease terms available, adjacent to Falcon Field, uniquely designed for medical device and biotech companies.

  • 4702 E. Fighter Aces Dr.  10,000 SF hangar on Falcon Field Airport for lease, S-1 occupancy classification includes aircraft repair & maintenance. Ideal for aviation business requiring runway/taxiway access.

  • 4753 E. Falcon Dr. – 14,000 SF hangar and office on Falcon Field Airport for lease, M-1 light industrial zoning

  • NWC Recker Rd. & 202 Freeway – 24.77 acres for sale, M-1 light industrial zoning

  • Mesa Commerce Center, 4738 E. Ingram – 24,340 SF industrial building for sale, M-1 light industrial

For a listing of more properties, please visit www.MesaSiteSearch.com or Falcon Field Airport Real Estate Connections.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

More than 18,000 people are employed in the Falcon District at organizations such as:

  • The Boeing Company (4,200 employees)
  • Special Devices Inc. (400)
  • Veolia Transportation (375)
  • MD Helicopter (255)
  • Strongfield Trimco, Inc. (250)
  • Nammo Talley (249)

 

 

 

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