Market Access

Well Connected, Abundant Resources and Reliable Power

GlobalMapMesa is a city on the move with an abundance of freeways, highways and state routes strategically 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 in Greater Phoenix. Both intermodal facilities offer trailer and container capabilities. Utility services, water and sewer services are excellent in the City of Mesa. Electricity and natural gas are available at levels necessary to support high-volume commercial users with prices equal to or below national averages.

Hawker BeechcraftMesa Boasts Two Airports
Both Mesa Falcon Field Airport and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport offer a diverse portfolio of aerospace, defense, aviation and other high tech industries, plus the operations to support those such as MRO, cargo and R&D activities. Download the Aerospace / 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 greenfield.
  • Excellent access to freeways within one mile of each airport.

Light Rail
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.