City of Mesa, Arizona Office of Economic Development
With a population of 500,000+, Mesa, Arizona is the 35th largest city in the U.S. and second largest in the Phoenix-Mesa metro. Mesa is larger than Miami, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and St. Louis. Mesa encompasses 138 square miles inside a 21-city region that has a population of 4.7 million people and is projected to grow to 6 million by 2030.
The Phoenix-Mesa metro has a labor force of 2.3 million with a large pipeline of educated workers, affordable operating costs, and key advantages for manufacturers.
Situated on major interstates, Mesa has ample access to the nation’s major markets including southern California, a one-day truck drive. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located in Mesa, with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport just minutes away. UP and BNSF railroads operate rail terminals in the Phoenix-Mesa metro. Both intermodal facilities offer trailer and container capabilities.www.selectmesa.com