Downtown District Employment Center

Downtown MapLocated in the heart of the City, Downtown Mesa offers a wealth of opportunities for business owners, consumers and art enthusiasts alike. In addition to  offering a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, Downtown Mesa is host to many high-profile events to entertain and inspire the young and young-at-heart, including:

  • Motorcycles on Main

  • 2nd Friday Nights Out

  • The MAC Fest

  • Mesa Old West Days

  • Arizona's Celebration of Freedom

  • Sculptures in the Street 

  • Parades & Markets

The City of Mesa is growing by leaps and bounds and Downtown Mesa is fast becoming the hub of activities for this prospering region. Downtown's cultural anchor, the renowned Mesa Arts Center draws over 387,000 patrons to events in its facilities annually. A mix of art galleries, studios, and attractions including the Mesa Arts Center, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa Amphitheatre and the Mesa Arts Southwest Museum contribute to the creation of a unique and lively core that reflects a diverse community of artists and cultural organizations, businesses, venues and events.    

In round numbers, Downtown Mesa has 7,000 employees, 3,000 residents, and more than 11,000 daily visitors who come to shop, play, learn, and conduct commerce. Businesses located in Downtown Mesa are strategically positioned to take advantage of a large workforce that is accessible by three integrated freeways:  the Superstition (US 60), Price (101) and Red Mountain (202).  When considering total business activity Downtown Mesa is a $2 billion dollar square mile business district.

Invest in Downtown Mesa!Downtown Mesa Demographics
  • Design work is underway to construct a 3.1 mile light rail extension into Downtown Mesa

  • Over $200 million in public/ private investment since 1997

  • 250 commercial property owners and 490 businesses

  • Minutes away from three major freeways 

  • The Central Main Plan establishes an Urban Village Concept

  • Pedestrian friendly Main Street with abundant free parking

  • An established Arts and Cultural District with  unique destinations

  • Five National Register historic districts offering residents close proximity to Downtown

Additional Resources

Redevelopment Opportunities

METRO Max Rewards Program

Downtown Mesa Brochure

Development Incentives

Mesa Light Rail Extension

Central Main Plan

For more information about Downtown Mesa, contact Lori Gary


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Featured Projects...

LaunchPoint: Mesa Accelerator

Mesa Educates U Scholarship

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Mesa Center for Higher Education

Benedictine University Campus


PO Box 1466
20 East Main, Suite 200
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

Phone: 480-644-2398
Fax: 480-644-3458

 Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Fridays

Bill Jabjiniak

William J. Jabjiniak
Economic Development Director

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Helpful Links:

Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Visit Mesa

Downtown Mesa Association

Arizona Commerce Authority

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Better Business Bureau

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