WBoeing Red Mountainhy Mesa Makes Good Business Sense

Mesa, Arizona offers a competitive operating environment compared to other Southwest markets. For more than a decade, Arizona has implemented reductions in taxes and created incentive programs favorable to businesses.

Important Arizona Tax Information

  • Arizona has the 6th lowest unemployment insurance tax rate in the nation and the lowest amount in the U.S. for total wage base subject to unemployment tax ($7,000).
  • The assessment ratio for real and personal property taxes on commercial and industrial properties was reduced to 19% in 2014, and will fall to 18.5% in 2015.
  • Arizona has one of the most aggressive additional depreciation schedules, resulting in reduced operating costs and a quicker path to profitability.
  • Arizona also exempts equipment used in manufacturing from sales tax.
  • Arizona is a right-to-work state.

Plus, the state does not levy the following taxes:

  • No corporate franchise tax.
  • No business inventory tax.
  • No income tax on dividends from out-of-state subsidiaries.
  • No worldwide unitary tax.
  • Virtually all services exempt from sales tax.
  • 100% of net operating loss may be carried forward for five years.

Learn more about Business and Personal Taxes in Mesa, Arizona.

Incentives and Programs






City of Mesa receives multiple Excellence in Economic Development awards

The Business Academy at LAUNCHPOINT selects six entrepreneurs to participate in free entrepreneurship training program

ATS to bring 600 jobs to Mesa

One Source Virtual to bring 120 jobs to Mesa

Is Mesa's Fiesta District the next hotspot?

Hacienda Healthcare breaks ground on children's hospital

Bridgestone begins producing natural rubber in Mesa

City of Mesa launches new guide to help businesses succeed

Falcon Strategic Visioning Commission presents report to City Council

Register For ExporTech Boot Camp

The Business Academy at LaunchPoint seeks applicants for entrepreneur training program

Featured Projects...

LaunchPoint: Mesa Accelerator

Mesa Educates U Scholarship

How Mesa Became a College Town

Mesa Center for Higher Education

Benedictine University Campus


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

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

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Bill Jabjiniak

William J. Jabjiniak
Economic Development Director

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